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Title:Focus: the foundations and future of law, religion and human rights in Africa
Authors:Van der Vyver, Johan D.ISNI
Green, M. Christian
Periodical:African Human Rights Law Journal
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
South Africa
Swaziland - Eswatini
Church and State
freedom of religion
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, USA, convened a conference on 'Law, religion and human rights in Africa' in Durban, South Africa, from 30 April to 3 May 2008. The Durban Conference was designed to discover common ground in perceptions and practices pertinent to the relationship between Church and State and the interaction of religion and law in countries of the world but, perhaps more importantly, to uncover areas relating to religious human rights that are distinctive to Africa and the developing world. The inquiry focused on sub-Saharan African States. Countries singled out for country-specific analyses included Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Contents: Law, religion and human rights in Africa: Introduction (Johan D. van der Vyver and M. Christian Green) - The freedoms of religion and culture under the South African Constitution: do traditional African religions enjoy equal treatment? (Jewel Amoah and Tom Bennett) - Affirmation and celebration of the 'religious Other' in South Africa's constitutional jurisprudence on religious and related rights: memorial constitutionalism in action? (Lourens du Plessis) - Religion and human rights in Namibia (Nico Horn) - Comments on the constitutional protection of religion in Swaziland (Christa Rautenbach) - Religion, law and human rights in post-conflict Liberia (Gwendolyn Heaner) - Law, religion and human rights in Botswana (Emmanuel Kwabena Quansah) - Law, religion and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (André Mbata B. Mangu) - Religion, law and human rights in Zimbabwe (Tarisai Mutangi) - Law, religion and human rights in Zambia: the past, present and the practice (Abraham Mwansa) - Law, religion and human rights in Nigeria (Enyinna S. Nwauche). Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]