Category Archives: Religion

Human Rights, Environmental Rights, and Religion (J. Kellenberger)

Author(s)

James Kellenberger

Keywords

human rights, environmental rights, religion

Abstract

This volume outlines the approaches to human rights and responsibilities within the different world religions. Featuring contributions from over 15 scholars, the book covers such key issues as women’s rights, the role of international law, and responsibility for the environment.

Citation

Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religions. eds. Joseph Runzo; Nancy M Martin; Arvind Sharma. (Oneworld 2003). 115-28

Paper

Human Rights, Environmental Rights, and Religion, in Human
Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religions

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The Abyei arbitration: a model procedure for intra-state dispute settlement in resource-rich conflict areas?

Author(s)

Freya Baetens and Rumiana Yotova

Keywords

International law, Arbitral proceedings, Boundary disputes, International arbitration, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Sudan

Abstract

Considers why the parties in Re an Arbitration Before a Tribunal Constituted in Accordance with Article 5 of the Arbitration Agreement Between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement opted for the dispute to be administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Reviews the historic and legal background to the case and the specific procedural features of the case, particularly the fast-track requirements that the court should deliver its award within 90 days of the hearing. Assess the use of arbitration as a means of peaceful settlement of intra-state disputes over land and natural resources.

Citation

(2011) 3(10) Gottingen Journal of International Law 417-446

Paper

The Abyei arbitration: a model procedure for intra-state dispute settlement in resource-rich conflict areas?

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Hunting not comparable to religious belief and hunters not an ethnic group (H.L. MacQueen, et al)

Author(s)

Hector L. MacQueen and Scott Wortley

Keywords

Human rights, Freedom of expression, Freedom of thought conscience and religion, Hunting, Right to respect for private and family life, Scotland

Abstract 

Comments on the House of Lords ruling in Friend v Lord Advocate on whether the restrictions on hunting in the Protection of Wild Mammals ( Scotland ) Act 2002 breached the applicant’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. Considers whether the applicant’s right to hunt was comparable to religious beliefs and whether hunters were an ethnic group whose customs and practices were entitled to protection.

Citation   

(2008) 12(2) Edinburgh Law Review 165-166

Case Comment

Hunting “not comparable to religious belief” and hunters “not an ethnic group”

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Biomedical ethics: Muslim perspectives on genetic modification (F. Agha Al-Hayan)

Author

Fatima Agha Al-Hayan

Keywords

Insan (person human); insaniyyah (humanism, humanity humaneness); genetic modification (GM); genetically modified foods (GMF); genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Abstract

Technology pertaining to genetically modified foods has created an abundance of food and various methods to protect new products and enhance productivity. However, many scientists, economists, and humanitarians have been critical of the application of these discoveries. They are apprehensive about a profit-driven mentality that, to them, seems to propel the innovators rather than a poverty-elimination mentality that should be behind such innovations. The objectives should be to afford the most benefit to those in need and to prevent hunger around the world. Another major concern is the safety of genetically modified food. Muslims, as well as those in other religious communities, have been reactive rather than proactive. Muslims must connect scientific knowledge and ethical behavior based on faith. In Islam, there is no divide between the two. God has commanded us to seek knowledge and make discoveries to better our lives and our environment. We are trustees of this world and everything in it. The poor, the sick, and the wayfarers have a right to be fed and cared for. God reminds Muslims continuously that the earth and all the heavens belong to God; therefore, no one should feel hunger, no one should suffer or be prevented from sharing this bounty.

Citation

(2007) 42(1) Zygon(r), 153-162

Paper

Biomedical ethics: Muslim perspectives on genetic modification.

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The ECO Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis (A.L. Dahl)

Author

Arthur Lyon Dahl

Keywords

Paradigms in conflict, the theory of Ecos, Ecos in nature, organic economics, human capital, organic communities and institutions, Eco-civilisation.

Abstract

At a time when most societies have lost any sense of direction, here is a book that explains why present economic and political systems are not working. Arthur Dahl offers creative new thinking for those with an interest in economics and development, new perspectives for environmentalists in the application of ecological analysis to economic and social problems, and explanations of the critical linkage between religious beliefs and our social and environmental crises. He introduces the notion of the Eco to describe a world which in reality comprises inter-acting, dynamic and constantly changing systems.

Citation

Arthur Lyon Dahl, The ECO Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis (Zed Books, 1996)

Book

The ECO Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis

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