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Religion and Law in Portugal, Third edition

By Jorge Bacelar Gouveia


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient resource provides systematic information on how Portugal 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 Portugal. 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.

Publish Date 12/10/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403508313
SKU 10058476-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction to Portuguese State

Chapter 1. General Background and Constitutional Features of the Country

Chapter 2. Society, Religion and Law

Part I. Legal Framework and Sources

Chapter 1. Constitutional Law of Religion

Chapter 2. International Law of Religion

Chapter 3. Ordinary Legislation

Chapter 4. Typology of the System: Cooperative Separation

Part II. Religious Freedom in General

Chapter 1. Individual Religious Freedom

Chapter 2. Collective Religious Freedom

Chapter 3. Religious Freedom as a Fundamental Right

Part III. Legal Status of Religious Communities

Chapter 1. Religious Communities and Ministers of Religion

Chapter 2. Recognition of Religious Communities

Part IV. Religion and Autonomy

Chapter 1. Religion, Abortion and the Right to Life

Chapter 2. Religion and Objection of Conscience

Chapter 3. Religion, Personal Data and Privacy

Chapter 4. Religion, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law

Chapter 5. Religion and Politics

Part V. Religion and Society

Chapter 1. Religion and Labour Law

Chapter 2. Religion and Marriage Law

Part VI. Religion and Economy

Chapter 1. Religion and Tax Law

Chapter 2. Religion and Property Law

Part VII. Religion and Culture

Chapter 1. Religion and Education

Chapter 2. Religion and Spiritual Assistance

Chapter 3. Religion and Media

Selected Bibliography