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Book: Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Finland

This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Finland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims.

The book compiled and Annotated by Sanna Mustasaari, University of Helsinki.

The legal texts are published in the original Finnish language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals’ access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.

Sanna Mustasaari is Doctoral Candidate at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on families, religious minorities and practices of citizenship in the context of family law, private international law and migration law.

Table of contents

Foreword by the Editors
General Introduction
1. Status of Religious Communities
2. Relations Between the State and Islam
4. Muslims in Integration Law
5. Mosques and Prayer Houses
6. Burial and Cemeteries
7. Education and Schools
8. Chaplaincy and Freedom of Religion in Public Institutions
9. Employment and Social Rights
10. Islamic Ritual Slaughter and Food-Related Regulations
11. Islamic Goods and Services
12. Islamic Dress
13. Criminal Law
14. Family Law

Bibliographic Information

Title: Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Finland

Author: Sanna Mustasaari

Publisher: BRILL

 Language: English and Finnish

Length: 130 pages

ISBN: 9789004338050

To be Published on: February 2017

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