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By Paul M. Taylor

The dimensions and diversity of acts of non secular intolerance glaring in such a lot of international locations at the present time are of large modern problem. This well timed examine makes an attempt an intensive and systematic research of either common and eu perform. the criteria acceptable to freedom of faith are subjected to a close critique, and their improvement and implementation in the UN is uncommon from that inside Strasbourg, with the intention to figure tendencies and hindrances to their development.

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See Partsch, ‘Freedom of Conscience and Expression’, p. 448. See UN Doc. A/49/40 (1994), pp. 12–13, paras. 54–6 for an explanation of the new format. This suggestion was discussed by T. Buergenthal in ‘A Court and Two Consolidated Treaty Bodies’ in A. F. ), The UN Human Rights Treaty System in the 21st Century, The Hague/London: Kluwer Law International (2000), pp. 299–302. 28 If States are allowed too much latitude in reporting on matters covered by Article 18, there is the risk that in those countries where religious freedom is most under threat, State reports may consist of no more than bare assertions that cited legislation meets the State’s obligations.

Scheinin, ‘Article 18’, in A. ), The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Commentary, Oslo: Scandinavian University Press (1992); A. Verdoodt, Naissance et Significance de la De´claration Universelle des Droits de l’Homme (1964), Lourain: Paris Socie´te´ d’e´tudes morales, socials et juridiques, Editions Nauwelaerts (1964). M. J. Bossuyt, Guide to the ‘Travaux Pre´paratoires’ of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Dordrecht/Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987). For commentary on the drafting of Article 18 of the ICCPR, see: T.

2)), effective for all reports to be presented after 31 December 1999. UN Doc. A/49/40 (1994), p. 44, para. 242 (Jordan), and p. 58, para. 351 (Slovenia). N. Lerner, ‘Religious Human Rights under the United Nations’ in J. van der Vyver and J. ), Religious Human Rights in Global Perspectives: Legal Perspectives, The Hague/London: Martinus Nijhoff (1996). UN Doc. CCPR/C/133 (1997), p. 9, para. 57. INSTITUTIONS AND STANDARD-SETTING 15 clear that the role of the Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance is a necessary complement to that of the Human Rights Committee given the inevitable reluctance on the part of States to highlight areas of noncompliance with Article 18 in their reports.

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