Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe Online

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Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe Online consist of an annotated collection of currently valid legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims in Europe. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text will be preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The legal texts will be published in the original language while the annotations and supporting material will be in English.

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Orlin Avramov, LLM in CCL (1998), CEU; MA in Bulgarian Law (1999), Sofia University, has specialized in minority language rights including a research at Emory University. He has participated in a number of minority protection studies as IMIR consultant. Author of We and the Others: On Minorities and Law (IMIR 2004). Co-author of Educational Problems of Turkish Children in Bulgarian Schools (IMIR 2012).

Marianne Bøe, Ph.D. (2012), University of Bergen, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen. She has written a number of publications dealing with intersections of Islam, gender and law in Norway and in Iran, including the book Family Law in Contemporary Iran: Women’s Rights Activism and Sharia (I.B. Tauris, 2015).

Paweł Borecki PhD (2005) is an academic staff member at the University of Warsaw. He has published on denominational law, constitutional law and the history of the Polish political and legal system, including Prawo wyznaniowe w świetle Konstytucji Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z 1997 roku [Eng.: Denominational Law in the light of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland] (Warsaw 2013).

Sofia Caseiro, Master in International Public Law and European Law (2016), University of Coimbra. She is an Assistant Lecturer at Polytechnic of Leiria. She is the author of Portugal e a Protecção Internacional de Direitos Humanos (INCM, 2018).

Stella Coglievina, Ph.D. (2009, Catholic University of Milan), is research fellow at University of Insubria (Como-Varese, Italy), where she teaches ecclesiastical law. She has published articles on law and religion, including the report on Italy in the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (Brill, 2009-2015), and a monograph on religious discrimination (Diritto antidiscriminatorio e religione, Libellula, 2013).

Edvins Danovskis, Dr.iur., (2013), University of Latvia, is a lecturer of administrative law at the University of Latvia. He has published many articles on administrative law and a monography on correlation between administrative and private law.

Achilles C. Emilianides, Professor of Law and Head of the Law Department, University of Nicosia and Director of the Cyprus Institute of State and Church Relations. He has published extensively on law and religion in Cyprus, including Religion and Law in Cyprus (Kluwer, 2014, 2nd ed.).

Juan Ferreiro, Ph.D. (1995), is Professor of Law and Religion at the University of Oviedo in the Department of Basic Legal Sciences. He has published many articles and seven books, among them Islam and State in the European Union (Peter Lang 2011).

Anne Fornerod, Ph.D. (2006), is researcher at CNRS-University of Strasbourg. She specialises in law and religion studies and published papers in this field, including a monograph on religious heritage: Le régime juridique du patrimoine religieux (L’Harmattan, 2013).

Yaiza Janssens, MA in Law (2010), Ghent University, MA in International Relations and Diplomacy (2011), University of Antwerp, is a Ph.D. candidate at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Her academic interests focus on the relationship between law and gender.

Göran Larsson, Ph.D. (2000), is Professor of Religious Studies at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has primarily published on Islam and Muslims in Europe.

Jónatas E.M. Machado, Senior Professor of International Law, European Union Law and Tax Law Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, and at the Autonomous University of Lisbon, Portugal. Author of several books, law articles and legal opinions on these and other constitutional law subjects, such as Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech and Media Law. Member of the European Consortium on Church and State Research.

Jordi Moreras, Ph.D. (2009), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, is Serra Húnter Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology at that university. His latest work is Identidades a la intemperie: Una mirada antropológica a los procesos de radicalización en Europa (Bellaterra, 2018).

Dino Mujadžević, Ph.D. (2010), Zagreb University, is A. v. Humboldt post-doctoral researcher at the Chair for history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey at Ruhr University Bochum. His research focuses include history of the Ottoman Balkans, Socialist Yugoslavia and contemporary Islam in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the author of Bakarić (2011).

Sanna Mustasaari is Doctoral Candidate at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on families, religious minorities and practices of citizenship in the context of family law, private international law and migration law.

Kathryn O’Sullivan, LLB (2008), Ph.D. (2013) is a Lecturer of Law at the University of Limerick. She has published widely in leading international journals including Legal Studies, Journal of Family Studies on issues of Family Law and Property Law.

René Pahud de Mortanges, Ph.D. (1987), University of Fribourg/Switzerland, is Professor of Legal history and Law and religion. He has published monographs and (co-)edited many books on both topics, including Religionsrecht. Eine Einführung in das jüdische, christliche und islamische Recht (Schulthess, 2010).

Richard Potz, J.D. (1965), University of Vienna, is Professor Emeritus of Law on Religion and Canon Law at that university. He has published monographs and many articles on Law on Religion, Catholic and Orthodox Canon Law, Islam in Europe and legal history.

Ringo Ringvee, Ph.D. (2011), is Adviser at the Religious Affairs Department of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior and Professor of Comparative Religion at the Theological Institute of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. He has published on the legal situation of minority religions and relations between the State and religious communities.

Mosa Sayed is Associate Professor in private international law. He has a position as senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University. He is theme leader within the multidisciplinary research programme The Impact of religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (Centre of Excellence).

Raimund Süess, MLaw (2007), was assistant at the Institute of Law and Religion and is doctoral candidate, both in the Faculty of Law of the University of Fribourg. His dissertation project in history of law focuses on censorship in Old Bern. He works as editor of legal books at a publishing house in Zurich.

Agnieszka Szumigalska, Ph.D. (2012), holds a European Doctorate in Political Science (University of Wroclaw/VU University Amsterdam) and is research fellow at VU University Amsterdam. Her academic interests centre on relations between politics and religion in the Netherlands and Poland, and European standards of religious freedom.

Konstantinos Tsitselikis, Ph.D. (1995), Democritus University of Thrace, is professor in human rights at the University of Macedonia. He has published monographs and articles on human rights, minorities and migrants including Old and New Islam in Greece. From Historical Minorities to Immigrant Newcomers (Brill | Nijhoff, 2012)

Niels Valdemar Vinding, Ph.D., Islamic Studies, is postdoc at the University of Copenhagen where he is researching Islam and Muslims in Denmark and Europe, in particular imams and mosques. He recently published Exploring the Multitude of Muslims in Europe. Essays in Honour of Jørgen S. Nielsen (Brill 2018), as author and co-editor.

Dalia Vitkauskaitė-Meurice, Ph.D (2009) is Associate Professor of International Law at the Military Academy of Lithuania. She is also a member of Mykolas Romeris University Human Rights Lab. She has written extensively on individual human rights, including an article in the edited volume Limitation to the Freedom of Religion in Democratic Society (MRU, 2012).