Anthology to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Law and Religion
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Institute, an anthology on the relationship beween state and religion in 21st century Switzerland has been published in the FVRR series.
Vatican publishes manual for dealing with abuse
What to do in case of abuse? A new "Vademecum" of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith provides answers to this questions. It is intended to help to transform canon law into practitcal…
Legal reforms in Sudan
Laws introduced by the religious hardlines, which stipulate draconian punishments such as public floggin, are abolished. Women are better protected, female genital mutilation gets banned.
Zürcher Gericht anerkennt Scharia-Scheidung
Eine Mutter erhält von ihrem Ex-Mann neu Unterhaltsbeiträge für die Kinder, wie das Bezirksgericht Zürich entschied. Es ergänzte ein malaysisches Scharia-Urteil.
ECHR opposes Swiss deportation of Afghan refugee
An Afghan man who converted to Christianity and fled to Switzerland but was denied asylum should not be sent back to his home country, a European court has ruled.
Religion in the political arena
The present study of the Institute for Law and Religion investigates the political initiatives on religion in 15 representative selected cantons for the period 2010-2018.
Event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Law and Religion
On September 6, 2019, the Institute of Law and Religion organized a conference in Bern on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. The brochure will give you more information.
State recognition of religious communities: an obsolete model?
In a guest commentary, Prof. René Pahud de Mortanges comments on public recognition in Switzerland.
Federal court supports decisions of the regional church in the case adebar
The Federal Court rejects a complaint of the Diocese (Roman Catholic Church) of Chur in connection with a decision, trough which in 2012 the association "adebar, Counseling Center for Family Planning,…