Freedom Of Religion And Belief In Turkey

Author: Özgür Heval Ҫınar
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443866121
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Freedom Of Religion And Belief In Turkey from the Author: Özgür Heval Ҫınar. The protection of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion is one of the most basic tenets of a democratic society. This right is not only crucial for those who believe, but is also so for atheists, agnostics and sceptics who have no religious beliefs. It is also considered a cornerstone of a democratic society and is closely linked to pluralism, tolerance and open-mindedness. Turkey has been involved in an accession process in order to become a full member of the European Union (EU) since 2005. The Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP), which first formed a government after its election victory of 2002, pledged to introduce reforms and lift prohibitions. Hence, although the AKP has made significant progress towards meeting the political norms required for EU membership in its twelve years in power, there are many outstanding restrictions regarding the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion which remain in place. This book provides an overview of recent developments pertaining to the protection of the right to freedom of religion and belief in Turkey, a country that in its constitution is defined as a democratic and secular state. As it is not feasible to examine all questions in one book, this study will confine itself to the most topical and urgent issues.

The Collective Dimension Of Freedom Of Religion

Author: Mine Y?ld?r?m
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315535769
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The Collective Dimension Of Freedom Of Religion from the Author: Mine Y?ld?r?m. The right to freedom of religion or belief, as enshrined in international human rights documents, is unique in its formulation in that it provides protection for the enjoyment of the rights "in community with others". This book explores the notion of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief with a view to advance the protection of this right. The book considers Turkey which provides a useful test case where both the domestic legislation can be assessed against international standards, while at the same time lessons can be drawn for the improvement of the standard of international review of the protection of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief. The book asks two main questions: what is the scope and nature of protection afforded to the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief in international law, and, secondly, how does the protection of the collective dimension of freedom of religion or belief in Turkey compare and contrast to international standards? In doing so it seeks to identify how the standard of international review of the collective dimension of freedom of religion can be improved.

The Right To Freedom Of Religion Belief

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Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596051639
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The Right To Freedom Of Religion Belief from the Author: . As the geographical diversity of the Muslim world stretches from Europe to Africa, through the Middle East and into Asia, this region mirrors a central finding of this study - that predominantly Muslim countries include an array of constitutional measures addressing the role of Islam and the scope of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief, and other related human rights.THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION & BELIEF analyzes these constitutional measures currently in place related to the relationship between religion and the state in addition to freedom of religion or belief in predominantly Muslim countries.Issued in March 2005 as The Religion-State Relationship and the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis of the Constitutions of Predominantly Muslim Countries, this report was originally prepared by Tad Stahnke, J.D., Deputy Director for Policy; and Robert C. Blitt, M.A., J.D., LL.M., Legal Policy Analyst of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).USCIRF is an independent federal commission created the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and relation or belief abroad and to give independent recommendations to the Secretary of State and Congress. For additional information about the Commission, please visit www.uscirf.gov.

Freedom Of Religion And Belief A World Report

Author: Kevin Boyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113472229X
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Freedom Of Religion And Belief A World Report from the Author: Kevin Boyle. This report, the first of its kind yet to be published, provides a detailed and impartial account of how the individual's right to hold beliefs is understood, protected or denied throughout the world. Consisting of accessible, short edited entries based on drafts commissioned from experts living in the countries surveyed, it exposes persecution and discrimination in virtually all world regions. The book: * provides an analysis of United Nations standards of freedom of religion and belief * covers over fifty countries, divided into regions and introduced by a regional overview * covers themes including: the relationships between belief groups and the state; freedom to manifest belief in law and practice; religion and schools; religious minorities; new religious movements; the impact of beliefs on the status of women; and the extent to which conscientious objection to military service is recognised by governments * draws on examples of accommodation and co-operation between different religions and beliefs and identifies the main challenges to be overcome if the diversity of human conviction is to be established.

The Right To Conscientious Objection To Military Service And Turkey S Obligations Under International Human Rights Law

Author: Ö. Çinar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137468114
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The Right To Conscientious Objection To Military Service And Turkey S Obligations Under International Human Rights Law from the Author: Ö. Çinar. This study examines Turkey's non-recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service and locates this non-recognition within the context of international human rights law - specifically United Nations and European Union system.

The Rise Of Political Islam In Turkey

Author: Kayhan Delibas
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780765657
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The Rise Of Political Islam In Turkey from the Author: Kayhan Delibas. Turkey, officially a secular state, voted in an Islamist party in 2002 and 2007. How far does this reflect the trend which has seen the rise of political Islam across the Middle East? Does this indicate a growing tendency in the direction of Islamisation amongst the Turkish population? If not, what are the underlying reasons behind the electoral triumphs of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (the AKP)? Kayhan Delibas seeks to answer these questions through an in-depth examination of the appeal of this political party, exploring its ideology, the routes and motives which produce party activists and local party organisations. Concluding that the AKP's success has been built on its criticism of growing inequalities, widespread corruption, unemployment, poverty and lack of basic services, Delibas draws a nuanced portrait of modern Turkish society and the relationship between religion and politics.

The Future Of Religious Freedom

Author: Allen D. Hertzke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199930910
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The Future Of Religious Freedom from the Author: Allen D. Hertzke. Based on a symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Freedom From Religion

Author: Amos N. Guiora
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190454326
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Freedom From Religion from the Author: Amos N. Guiora. Although many books on terrorism and religious extremism have been published in the years since 9/11, none of them written by Western authors call for the curtailment of religious freedom and freedom of expression for the sake of greater security. Issues like torture, domestic surveillance, and unlawful detentions have dominated the literature in this area, but few, if any, major scholars have questioned the vast allowances made by Western nations for the freedoms of religion and speech. Freedom from Religion challenges the almost sacrosanct inviolability of these two civil liberties. By drawing the connection between politically-correct tolerance of extremist speech and the rise of terrorist activity, this book sets the context for its unique proposal that governments should introduce new limits on religious practice within their borders. To demonstrate the wisdom of this course, the author presents the disparate policies and security circumstances of five countries: the U.S., the UK, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Israel. The book benefits not just from the author's own counter-terrorism experience in Israel and the U.S. but also from an international advisory group of leading scholars from all five of the countries under review. This second edition includes significant new material analyzing the trial of Warren Jeffs, self-censorship in the face of religious sensitivity, religious extremism and violence in Israel, and the complicated tension in the Netherlands between speech and religion. In it, Guiora responds to public discussion and criticism provoked by the proposal presented in the first edition that governments impose limits on religious extremist practices and speech within their borders. In doing so, Guiora sheds new light on the existential and practical predicaments confronting civil democratic society: how much intolerance should the nation-state tolerate and to whom does government owe a duty.

Turkey

Author: Yonah Alexander
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415441633
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Turkey from the Author: Yonah Alexander. How do democratic societies maintain the balance between civil rights and security while continuing the fight on global terrorism? This work raises this issue and presents one country, Turkey, and its struggle to implement laws to combat terrorism and comply with the European Union’s civil rights standards. A collection of materials that reflects the legal responses in combating terrorism is an essential volume in any academic and professional collection as it provides a case-specific reference point in the fields of EU politics, law, and international relations. Turkeycontains translations, contextual notes, and explanations from the editors of over 112 Turkish and EU documents ranging from martial law, PKK terror, Turkey-EU relations, human rights, and Turkish reforms. This resource book enables the reader to gauge Turkey’s prospects for success in establishing an effective government that at the same time protects the rights of the individual. This book will prove a valuable source for students and researchers of international politics, international relations and security studies.

Introduction To Turkish Law

Author: Tuğrul Ansay
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041123164
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Introduction To Turkish Law from the Author: Tuğrul Ansay. Encompassing all the major fields of legal practice, Introduction to Turkish Law provides an essential understanding of the Turkish legal system, so that users can become familiar with law and legal processes in Turkey and pursue further research on specific Turkish legal matters. Twelve chapters, written by Turkish experts in their areas of specialty, focus on particular fields and provide also the Turkish equivalents of English terminology. The book covers the following topics: * sources of Turkish law; * constitutional law; * administrative law; * legal persons and business associations; * family and inheritance matters; * property; * obligations; * criminal law; and * the laws of civil and criminal procedure. The sixth edition reflects the continuing adaptation of Turkish law to international standards - especially in light of Turkey's hopes for membership in the European Union. These aspirations forced the Turkish lawmakers to modify some basic laws intensively or change them entirely. A short updated list of books and articles in English on Turkish law is appended.