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Description - The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium by Nazila Ghanea-Hercock

The themes and issues explored in this book - religion, human rights, politics and society could not be more relevant to the post 11 September 2001 world. They lie at the heart of global political debate today. The collection explores these issues after the passing of just over two decades from the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of all Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination based on Religion or Belief. That declaration set out minimum international standards for the elimination of such discrimination. Sadly the challenge of intolerance on the basis of religion or belief continues to plague us, and tackling it seems to have become increasingly entrenched. This collection draws from diplomatic, activist and theological quarters and benefits from the analysis of scholars of law, history, religious studies and sociology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789004136410
ISBN-10: 900413641X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Pages: 269
Imprint: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Publisher: Brill
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: Netherlands

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Author Biography - Nazila Ghanea-Hercock

Nazila Ghanea is MA Convenor of the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the University of London, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Her research and publications have primarily focussed on freedom of religion or belief, the UN human rights machinery and religious minorities in the Middle East. She published Human Rights, the UN and the Baha'is in Iran with Martinus Nijhoff in 2003.