Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Legal Perspectives
Co-Editor, Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Legal Perspectives (Dordrecht/London/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996) (with Johan D. van der Vyver) (Abridged Chinese translation by Paul Liu, 2013)
The world has cultivated the best of religious rights protections but still witnesses the worst of religious rights abuses. In this volume--the companion to Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective: Religious Perspectives--Jimmy Carter, John Noonan Jr., and a score of leading jurists assess critically and comparatively the religious rights laws and practices of the international community.
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“This handsomely-produced two volume compilation is probably the most substantial and wide-ranging treatment of the theme of religious human rights currently available. Its purpose is to explore, not religious foundations for human rights in general, but religious theories of one particular class of human rights, namely rights to religious liberty. It deserves to find a place on the shelves of any library of Christian ethics, comparative religion, law and politics. The scholarly apparatus alone – eighty pages of bibliography and fifty pages of index – makes it a valuable reference text, and the lists of contributors read like a roll-call of many leading participants in the contemporary debate on religious liberty. But quantity is amply matched with quality: a high standard of writing is maintained across all forty-two chapters. The volumes are a product of a project on religion, democracy, and human rights, sponsored by Emory University’s “Law and Religion Program,” now established as a leading international center of excellence on this and related themes.”
-- Jonathan Chaplin, Journal of Law and Religion