Religion

Dinah Shelton, ed., "The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law" (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014): 9-31 (with M. Christian Green)

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-314

22 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2014 Last revised: 11 Aug 2019

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M. Christian Green

Emory University - Center for the Study of Law and Religion

John Witte, Jr.

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This Article argues that religion is an important source and dimension of modern human rights, and it surveys the historical and contemporary rights contributions of each of the major world religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Confusianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It then surveys the place of religion in modern international human rights norms, and calls for stronger protections, especially for minority faiths.

Keywords: Hinduism; Buddhism; Confusianism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; International Human Rights; Religious Freedom; Religion and Human Rights; Law and Religion; United Nations

Suggested Citation

Green, M. Christian and Witte, John, Religion (2014). Dinah Shelton, ed., "The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law" (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014): 9-31 (with M. Christian Green), Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-314, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2517762

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