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Religious Freedom in the Liberal State$
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Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199606474

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.001.0001

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Legal Protection of Religious Freedom

Legal Protection of Religious Freedom

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(p.125) 5Legal Protection of Religious Freedom
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Religious Freedom in the Liberal State
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Rex Ahdar

Ian Leigh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.003.0005

This chapter first considers the broad nature of ‘religious freedom’. It then outlines the various systems of constitutional protection for religious liberty in different nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and so on, as well as the guarantees in international law for religious rights. Next, it explores the difficult question of how one defines ‘religion’ for the purpose of recognizing religious liberty.

Keywords:   religious liberty, human rights, constitutional rights, international law, religious rights

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