Religion, Charity and Human Rights

Religion, Charity and Human Rights

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For the first time in 400 years a number of leading common law nations have, fairly simultaneously, embarked on charity law reform leading to an encoding of key definitional matters in charity legislation. This book provides an analysis of international case law developments on the ever growing range of issues now being generated by clashes between human rights, religion and charity law. Kerry O'Halloran identifies and assesses the agenda of 'moral imperatives', such as abortion and gay marriage that delineate the legal interface and considers their significance for those with and those without religious belief. By assessing jurisdictional differences in the law relating to religion/human rights/charity the author provides a picture of the evolving 'culture wars' that now typify and differentiates societies in western nations including the USA, England and Wales, Ireland, Australia, Canada and New more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139104179
  • 9781139104173

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I. Background: 1. Religion, charity and the state: concepts, precepts, relationships and boundaries; 2. Charity law and religion: the common law context; historical background; 3. Competing frames of reference: domestic constraints; 4. The international context: religion, human rights and charity law reform; Part II. Contemporary International Perspectives: 5. England and Wales; 6. Ireland; 7. The United States of America; 8. Canada; 9. Australia; 10. New Zealand; Part III. Future Directions: 11. Conflicts of laws: canon law, charity law and human rights law; more

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'O'Halloran's book deserves a wide readership, as the product of great industry and impressive erudition. He has raised major questions as to the future of the law of charity in the common law jurisdictions, including our own, which the courts and legislatures will, sooner or later, have to confront.' Ronan Keane, Dublin University Law Journal 'This is a well-researched, highly informative work. It is a perfect starting point for those new to charity law and, at the same time, it is a very useful reference book for those who want to undertake more in-depth research in this area of law.' The Cambridge Law Journalshow more