As the population becomes more diverse internationally, Religious Discrimination has become increasingly important as an area of law around the world. Heaven Forbid allows readers a better understanding of the issue of religion and inequality and aims to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both national and international levels for those suffering religious discrimination. Discussing the two most important trade agreements of our day - namely the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination, Heaven Forbid provides a detailed examination of the relationship between religious issues and the law, and will be an important read for all those concerned with equality.
'As in her previous books and with meticulous research, Dr Cotter focuses on another world-wide phenomenon of discrimination and inequality in Heaven Forbid. This time the spotlight is on religious inequality and the law. Heaven Forbid painstakingly examines the laws in various countries and their impact on achieving religious freedom.' Laurence Nolan, Howard University, USA 'A masterly comparative analysis of the laws of major jurisdictions on freedom of religion and the prevention of religious discrimination, this book explains how to accommodate religious beliefs and practices in today's world, particularly in the area of employment law. Students, lawyers and policymakers will benefit enormously from this unique work.' Anthony Moore, Barrister, Dublin, Ireland