Encyclopedia of Law and Religion

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Subject: Law

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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Haiti

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Author(s): Mark Hill QC | Lauren Quinn
I. Social Facts The name “Haiti” is derived from the language of the Taino Indians who inhabited the island before European colonization, and means “mountainous country”. Haiti is often described as one of the most densely populated areas in the world. According to recent surveys, its 27,750 square kilometers are home to approximately 9,893,934 people and around 0.14% of the world’s population as a whole. Haiti is located in the subtropics on the western third of Hispaniola, the second-largest island in the Caribbean, which it shares with the Spanish-speaking…

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Author(s): not-specified
forthcoming Not Specified Bibliography