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Part I Theoretical Foundations, Ch.1 Religion

M Christian Green, John Witte

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited By: Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

Subject(s):
Religion — Rights of persons deprived of their liberty — Access to justice — Development, right to — Collective rights — Equality before the law — Democracy

This article examines the relation between religion and human rights. It analyses the contribution of religion to human rights and identifies the religious sources of human rights. It provides a comparative analysis of the development of human rights beliefs and norms in different religions including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. This article contends that religions must attend to human rights to affirm human dignity and that human rights need religious sources to survive and flourish.

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