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Religious Discrimination and Hatred Law

By Neil Addison

© 2007 – Routledge-Cavendish

336 pages

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About the Book

Dealing with this new and controversial area, this is the first comprehensive guide to religious discrimination and hatred legislation. Written by a practising barrister, experienced in all courts and tribunals, this book uses many practical examples covering all forms of religious belief.

Exploring part two of the Equality Act and the Racial and Religious Hatred Act, Addison examines the fundamental differences between religion and race which make the operation of these new laws far more problematic than other racial laws. By looking at these new pieces of legislation, together with the existing Human Rights provisions of Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the 2003 Employment Discrimination Regulations and the 2001 Religiously Aggravated Offences, he is able to draw subtle comparisons and create a holistic overview of religion and the law.

Challenging some common but simplistic views on the nature of religion and its accommodation in the law, this book is an essential read for students and professionals interested in human rights law and law and religion.

Table of Contents

1. What is a Religion? 2. Religion and Human Rights 3. Religious Discrimination 4. Religious Discrimination in Employment 5. Religious Discrimination in Education 6. Religious Harassment 7. Religious Crimes 8. Religious Hatred

About the Author

Neil Addison is a practising Barrister and former Senior Crown Prosecutor with experience in both criminal and civil court at all levels.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
POL035010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights