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Book: Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Lithuania

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

Compiled and Annotated by Dalia Vitkauskaitė-Meurice, Military Academy of Lithuania

The legal texts are published in the original Lithuanian 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.

Dalia Vitkauskaitė-Meurice, Ph.D (2009) is Associate Professor of International Law at the Military Academy of Lithuania. She is also a member of Mykolas Romeris University Human Rights Lab. She has written extensively on individual human rights, including an article in the edited volume Limitation to the Freedom of Religion in Democratic Society (MRU, 2012).

Table of contents

Foreword by the Editors
General Introduction
1. The Legal System of the Republic of Lithuania
2. Relations between the state and Islam
3. Mosques and Prayer Facilities
4. Burial and Cemetaries
5. Education
6. Charity
7. Health System
8. Employment and Social Law
9. Islamic Chaplaincy in Public Institutions
10. Criminal Law
11. Islamic Slaughter of Animals and Dietary Regulations
12. Islamic Dress
13. Holidays and Prayer Time
14. Family Law

Bibliographic Information

Title: Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Lithuania

Author: Dalia Vitkauskaitė

Publisher: BRILL; Ant Mul edition

 Language: English and Lithuanian

Length: 174 pages


To be Published on: April 2017

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