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Law v Religion<sup>1</sup>

Dr Lorenzo Zucca

in A Secular Europe

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199592784
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191738906 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592784.003.0003
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This chapter deals with the conflict between law and religion in Europe. It analyses various types of conflicts that arise between those two normative systems and offers a typology of those conflicts. Illustrations of those conflicts include the role played by courts in adjudication of conflicts of rights to religious freedom and other rights, the role of the newly established Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, issues of conflict of laws dealing with the validity of polygamous marriages, and relation between state and church. After presenting those conflicts, the chapter proposes innovative ways to understand those problems in order to dispel those conflicts rather than adjudicating them.

Keywords: law; religion; conflicts; adjudication; polygamy

Chapter.  8650 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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