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July 9, 2008

The Slavic Center for Law and Justice produced an electronic encyclopedia of legislation on freedom of conscience

The Slavic Center for Law and Justice has issued an electronic encyclopedia of legislation on freedom of conscience and religious associations, covering both international and Russian experiences.

This unique encyclopedia was published as a CD-ROM and includes legal documents and court decisions, as well as analytical articles on religious freedom, the practical protection of the rights of believers in Russia, and the encouraging development of tolerance in Russian society.

The encyclopedia is divided into several sections.  The contents of the disc include:

- International legal instruments established by global organizations (documents from the United Nations, UNESCO);

- International legal instruments established by regional organizations (documents from the Council of Europe, OSCE, CIS);

- Federal legislation of the Russian Federation (including the guidance of the executive branch);

- Decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation;

- The plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the plenum of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation;

- Selected articles from the magazine “Religion and Law”;

- Forms and types of cases.

The Encyclopedia of Law on Freedom of Conscience is the most comprehensive collection of legal documents and examples of jurisprudence on the protection of religious freedom in Russia.  Related and supporting materials also reflect the experience of the Slavic Center for Law and Justice (SCLJ) in protecting the rights of religious believers.

 
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