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Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State
Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State

Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State

Edited by John Adenitire

LAW

320 Pages, 6.653543 x 9.606299

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $100.00 (US $100.00)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781509920938

Rights: US

Hart Publishing (Jun 2019)

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Overview

The central focus of this edited collection is on the ever-growing practice in liberal states of claims to exemption from legal duties on the basis of a conscientious objection. Traditional claims have included objections to compulsory military draft and to the provision of abortions. Contemporary claims include objections to anti-discrimination law by providers of public services, such as bakers and B&B hoteliers, who do not want to serve same-sex couples. The book investigates the practice, both traditional and contemporary, from three distinct perspectives: theoretical, doctrinal (with special emphasis on UK, Canadian and US law) and comparative. The book provides a comprehensive set of reflections on how the practice is to be viewed and carried out in the context of a liberal state.

Author Biography

John Adentire is a PhD candidate in law at the University of Cambridge and a lecturer in law at the University of Birmingham.