Encyclopedia of Law and Religion

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Edited by: Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham

In recent years, issues of freedom of religion or belief and state-religion relations have become increasingly important worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, unique in its breadth and global coverage, provides an important foundational resource for study of these issues. The encyclopedia covers the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

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Former British Dependencies (British Antarctic Territory and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)

(465 words)

Author(s): David McClean
Until 1962, there was a territory known as the Falkland Islands Dependencies; local legislation extended many provisions of the law of the Falkland Islands to the Dependencies. Since 1962, the Dependencies have been replaced by two separate territories, the British Antarctic Territory and the territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the existing law continuing to apply unless amended or repealed by local Ordinances. I. British Antarctic Territory This territory in Antarctica includes land also claimed by Argentina and Chile. It covers around 1,70…

France

(15,635 words)

Author(s): Francis Messner
I. Social Facts France is traditionally perceived as a “secular” country, cultivating a strict separation which relegates the religious to the private sphere and whose population is indifferent to religion. In fact, it is still strongly imbued with a Catholic culture marked by humanism, which tends however to be eroding away in favor of a plurality of systems of thought in which diverse religious traditions coexist alongside philosophical convictions, such as atheism, agnosticism, or indifferentism…

French Guiana

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French Polynesia

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French Southern and Antarctic Lands

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