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Legitimizing Repression: Blasphemy Restrictions in the United Nations

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Eleven describes formal efforts to legislate anti-blasphemy laws through international fora. For two decades, the Organization of the Islamic conference has sought to use the UN to win ... More


The Protection of Doctrine and Worship

Norman Doe

in Law and Religion in Europe: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604005
eISBN:
9780191729331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604005.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Comparative Law

Doctrine and worship are of central importance to most religious faiths. This chapter examines crimes against religious belief and doctrine — the offence of blasphemy (including its abolition in many ... More


Religious Actors as an Analytical Category

Ioana Cismas

in Religious Actors and International Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712824
eISBN:
9780191781186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712824.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter clarifies key concepts of the book. It explains the heuristic function of an analytical category, and the utility of employing religious actors as an analytical device. It then defines ... More


Freedom of Speech: The Great Divide and the Common Ground between the United States and the Rest of the World

John B Bellinger III and Murad Hussain

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

The tension between Western views on open discourse and Islamic views on taboo subjects has been echoed in the United Nations. Over the last decade, the Organization of the Islamic Conference ... More


By What Rules? Human Rights and Religious Authority

Cherian George

in Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035309
eISBN:
9780262336086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035309.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Constitutional and legal frameworks influence the practice of hate spin. This chapter explains the international human rights approach, which draws the line of legal permissibility at incitement to ... More


Religious Expression

Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199606474
eISBN:
9780191744259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins with discussions of the importance of the freedom of religious expression and how religious liberty can conflict with free speech. It then considers protections for religious ... More


Religious Exceptionalism, Religious Rights, and Public International Law

Peter Petkoff

in Changing Nature of Religious Rights under International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199684229
eISBN:
9780191765858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684229.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter explores the dynamics of the engagement of religious and non-religious legal cultures in the context of public international law by looking into three emerging models, represented by the ... More


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