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Religion and Law in Ethiopia

Religion and Law in Ethiopia

By Mohammed Abdo


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient resource provides systematic information on how Ethiopia deals with the role religion plays or can play in society, the legal status of religious communities and institutions, and the legal interaction among religion, culture, education, and media.

After a general introduction describing the social and historical background, the book goes on to explain the legal framework in which religion is approached. Coverage proceeds from the principle of religious freedom through the rights and contractual obligations of religious communities; international, transnational, and regional law effects; and the legal parameters affecting the influence of religion in politics and public life. Also covered are legal positions on religion in such specific fields as church financing, labour and employment, and matrimonial and family law. A clear and comprehensive overview of relevant legislation and legal doctrine make the book an invaluable reference source and very useful guide.

Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to practitioners in the myriad instances where a law-related religious interest arises in Ethiopia. Academics and researchers will appreciate its value as a thorough but concise treatment of the legal aspects of diversity and multiculturalism in which religion plays such an important part.

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Publish Date 03/31/2015
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041160171
SKU 10058484-0001
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The Author


General Introduction

Part I. Legal Framework and Sources

Chapter 1. Constitutional Position of Religion

Chapter 2. Other Legislation Relating to Religion

Chapter 3. Typology of the System

Part II. Religious Freedom in General

Chapter 1. Individual Religious Freedom

Chapter 2. Organizational Religious Freedom

Chapter 3. Religious Freedom and Equality

Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities

Chapter 1. Formal Status of Religious Communities

Chapter 2. Autonomy of Religious Communities

Chapter 3. Contractual Religious Freedom

Part IV. International and Regional Effects of Religious Communities

Chapter 1. International Human Rights Instruments Effects on Religious Communities

Chapter 2. Regional Law Effects on Religious Communities

Part V. Religion and Politics

Chapter 1. Religion and Politics Separated: Constitutional Foundation and other Legislation

Chapter 2. Media and Religion

Chapter 3. Religions and State Political Institutions

Part VI. Labour Law within Religious Communities

Chapter 1. Scope of Application of Labour Law

Chapter 2. Individual Labour Law

Part VII. Religious Communities and Protections of the Individual

Chapter 1. Protection of Third Parties: General Principles

Chapter 2. Security of Persons

Chapter 3. Freedom to Marry

Chapter 4. Freedom of Expression

Chapter 5. Privacy and Professional Secrecy

Part VIII. Religious Community and Penal law

Chapter 1. Penal Law and Religion

Part IX. Education

Chapter 1. Religious Education in Public and Private Schools

Chapter 2. Religious Schools

Chapter 3. Theological Faculties and Religious Universities

Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law

Chapter 1. Legal Position of Religious Marriage and Religious Family Law

Chapter 2. Religious Dispute Resolution

Part XI. Religion and Culture

Chapter 1. Religion and Art

Chapter 2. Religion and Culture

Chapter 3. Religion and Media

Chapter 4. Religion and Public Debate

Part XII. Religions in the Social Field

Chapter 1. Basic Principles and Activities

Part XIII. Religious Holiday Protection

Part XIV. The Burial System

Part XV. Civil Data and Religious Affiliation

Selected Bibliography


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