The Politics of Affirmative Freedom
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This chapter explains an important foundation of the power of the state in its trajectory towards popular-democratic and secularized systems of government. The manifestation of religious organization in human affairs springs from the belief that there exist supernatural powers and that these powers affect or determine the conditions of human life. The right to freedom of association includes the freedom to create and carry on associations for any purpose whatsoever in order to act in organized community with others. The French Government accepted that the slaughter rituals in question formed part of the practice of Judaism and as such were covered by protections afforded by Article 9. Carolyn Evans in theorizing the freedom of religion under the ECHR, examines a number of arguments that may support the special status religion has been given in human rights law. Ahdar and Leigh offer several liberal arguments for the special status of the freedom of religion.