Religion, Charity and Human Rights

Religion, Charity and Human Rights

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Kerry O'Halloran
Cambridge University Press, 5/29/2014
EAN 9781107020481, ISBN10: 1107020484

Hardcover, 548 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Language: English

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 Zealand.

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