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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Protection of Religious Minorities

Arif A Jamal

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 March 2023

Freedom of religion — Religious organizations — Separation of church and state — Christianity — Islam — Status of religious law — Protection of religious minorities — Secularism — Religious minorities

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 This entry discusses the protection of religious minorities. It scans the international legal context, as well as issues in selected countries from different parts of the world. It begins by proposing a framework for analysis laying out the issues involved in considering the protection of religious minorities. To this it adds some historical background to the development of freedom of conscience and religion or belief and minority protection. Third, it considers contextual factors that impact on the protection of religious minorities, including demographics and...
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