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Religion and international law: an analytical survey of the relationship

ByMashood Baderin

This chapter provides a general but contextualized and critical analytical survey of the relationship between religion and international law from four main perspectives: historical, theoretical, empirical and doctrinal. The historical perspective generally analyzes how religion has featured in the evolution of international law over time and its consequences for modern international law. The theoretical perspective analyzes the main theoretical viewpoints on whether or not religion ought to have any normative role in international law, while the empirical and doctrinal perspectives examine the practical and legal parameters of the relationship respectively.