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Religion and Law in Slovenia by Blaz Ivanc

Religion and Law in Slovenia

By Blaz Ivanc


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient resource provides systematic information on how Slovenia 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 Slovenia. 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 07/07/2015
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041161161
SKU 10058477-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction

Part I. Legal Framework and Sources

Chapter 1. Constitutional Position of Religion

Chapter 2. Other Legislation with Regard to Religion

Chapter 3. Typology of the System

Part II. Religious Freedom in General

Chapter 1. Individual Religious Freedom

Chapter 2. Collective and Organizational Religious Freedom

Chapter 3. Fundamental Rights and Religious Communities

Chapter 4. Contractual Religious Freedom

Part IV. International and Transnational Effects on Religious Communities

Chapter 1. Public International Law Effects

Chapter 2. European Union Law

Part V. Religion and Politics

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Religious Influence in Politics

Chapter 3. Political Influence in Religions

Chapter 4. Interaction between Religions and State on a Political and Legal Level

Part VI. Labour Law within Religious Communities

Chapter 1. Scope of Application of Labour Law

Chapter 2. Religious Ministers, Labour Law and the Social Security System

Chapter 3. Other Church Employees and Labour Law

Part VII. Religious Communities and Protections of the Individual

Chapter 1. Protection of Privacy

Chapter 2. Freedom to Marry

Chapter 3. Freedom of Expression

Chapter 4. Due Process Norms and Religious Groups

Chapter 5. Professional Secrecy

Chapter 6. Medical Deontology

Chapter 7. Non-discrimination

Chapter 8. Penal Law and Religion

Part VIII. Church Financing

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Church Self-financing and Protection of Property

Chapter 3. Direct Financing of Churches and Religious Communities

Chapter 4. Indirect Financing of Churches and Religious Communities

Part IX. Education

Chapter 1. General Principles of Public and Private Education

Chapter 2. Religious Instruction in Private Schools

Chapter 3. Religious Education in Public Schools

Chapter 4. Religious Educational Institutions

Part X. Matrimonial and Family Law

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Legal Position of Religious Marriage and Religious Family Law

Part XI. Religion and Culture

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Religion, Archives and Libraries

Chapter 3. Religion and Art

Chapter 4. Religion and Media

Chapter 5. Religion and Civil Society

Chapter 6. Religion and Public Debate

Part XII. Religious Assistance in Public Institutions

Chapter 1. Introduction and General Principles

Chapter 2. Public Institutions

Part XIII. Religions in the Social Field

Chapter 1. Introduction, Basic Principles and Activities

Chapter 2. Kindergartens

Chapter 3. Elderly Care

Chapter 4. Charitable Work and Health Care

Chapter 5. Concluding Remarks

Part XIV. Sunday and Religious Holiday Protection

Part XV. The Burial System

Part XVI. Data Law

Chapter 1. Introduction and Registration of Residents

Chapter 2. Census and Religious Affiliation

Selected Bibliography

Table of Statutes

Table of Cases