Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe: Switzerland
Compiled and annoated by Raimond Süess and René Pahud de Mortanges
This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Switzerland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original German, French and Italian language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals’ access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.
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.
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).