January 2012 saw the publication of the long-awaited first volume of the Islam in Europe Series, edited by ICLRS Director Cole Durham and Senior Fellow and Regional Advisor for the European Union David Kirkham, along with Belgian Senator and Center Academic Advisory Board Member Rik Torfs and former Center Director of Publications Christine Scott, under the sponsorship of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation.
The volume, Islam, Europe, and Emerging Legal Issues was published by Ashgate, London. It brings together vital analysis of the challenges that Europe poses for an expanding Islam and that Islam poses for Europe, within their ever-evolving religious, legal, and social environments. This book gathers some of the best thinking on Islam and the law affecting current and contested issues that can no longer be ignored, particularly as they have found their way before the European Court of Human Rights. Contributors include leading authorities who are working at the heart of this generation’s law and religion questions in Europe and across the world. This book outlines implications for all those who look to Europe-from both within and without-for models of human rights implementation and multi-cultural accommodation.