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Book: Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Switzerland

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

The book compiled and Annotated by Raimond Süess, University of Fribourg, and René Pahud de Mortanges, University of Fribourg

The legal texts are published in the original German, French and Italian 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.

Table of contents

Foreword by the Editors
General Introduction
1. The Fundamental Right to Religious Freedom
2. Legal Recognition of Churches and Religious Communities
3. Religious Communities as Associations
4. Muslims in Integration Law
5. Naturalisation
6. Islamic Priests and Prayer Houses
7. Burial and Cemeteries
8. Education and Schools
9. Islamic Chaplaincy in Public Institutions
10. Labour Law
11. Islamic Slaughter
12. Islamic Dress
13. Criminal Law
14. Family Law
15. Private International Law

Raimund Süess, MLaw, was assistant at the Institute of Law and Religion and is doctoral candidate, both in the Faculty of Law of the University of Fribourg. His dissertation project in history of law focuses on censorship in Old Bern. He works as editor of legal books at a publishing house in Zurich.

René Pahud de Mortanges, Ph.D. University of Fribourg/Switzerland, is Professor of Legal history and Law and religion. He has published monographs and (co-)edited many books on both topics, including Religionsrecht. Eine Einführung in das jüdische, christliche und islamische Recht (Schulthess, 2010).

Bibliographic Information

Title: Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Switzerland

Authors: Raimund Süess, MLaw and René Pahud de Mortanges

Publisher: BRILL; Ant Mul edition (15 Jan. 2017)

 Language: English, German, French and Italian

Length: 160 pages


Pub. Date: 15 Jan. 2017

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