During the 2021 Online Winter Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law, Brill Online offers free access to the Encyclopedia of Law and Religon Online (ELRO) to all members of the Peace Palace Library.
The Encyclopedia has been edited by Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham. It covers various subjects. For example the relation between law and religion in its diverse aspects, freedom of religion or belief, the role of religion in society, interaction between law, religion and state, relations between religion and state institutions and legal aspects of religious traditions. This online encyclopedia provides an important foundational resource for study of these subjects.
This publication can be considered an invaluable resource and contribution to understanding issues of importance concerned with the relation between law and religion. This encyclopedia consists of 5 volumes and covers both independent nations, jurisdictions and the major international organizations.
Volume I – Africa
Vol. II - The Americas
Vol III – Asia
Vol IV – Europe
Vol V - Oceania, special territories, international organizations, and index.
You can find the Encyclopedia here.
Relevant Peace Palace Library catalogue weblinks concerned with religion and law:
Books and articles:
Ferrari, S. and R. Cristofori, Law and Religion in the 21st Century, Relations Between States and Religious Communities, Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate Pub., 2010.
Giles, J., A. Pin and F.S. Ravitch (eds.), Law, Religion and Tradition, Cham, Springer, 2018 (e-book).
Torfs, R., “Law and Religion: Likely trends in the Coming Decade”, in: Muller, S. (et al.) (eds.), Law of the Future and the Future of the Law. Volume II, Oslo, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2012, pp. 131-138 (e-book).
Walter, C., “Religion and International Law. Strengthening and Enhancing a Comparative Approach”, In: Uerpmann-Wittzack, R., E. Lagrange, and S. Oeter (eds.), Religion and International Law. Living Together, Boston, Brill, 2018, pp. 374-383 (e-book).
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