Law of Associations

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The French law of 1901 which enlarged trade-union rights but also required all religious orders which should have requested authorization under a decree of 1804, but had not done so, to regularize their position. Under the Radical government which came to power after the 1902 elections, religious orders which had not requested authorization were closed forthwith, and those which requested authorization, apart from females engaged in charitable work, were refused it in 1903. In 1904 all religious were banned from teaching in France.

Subjects: Christianity.

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