Noel Villaroman (Monash University) has posted a new piece, The Right to Establish and Maintain Places of Worship: The Development of Its Normative Content Under International Human Rights Law. The abstract follows. — MLM
The aim of this article is to track the evolution of the right to establish and maintain places of worship from its earliest appearance in human rights documents up to its current stature as a distinct human right. The article will draw primarily from the work of the authorities responsible for international human rights standard-setting, particularly with respect to the right to freedom of religion or belief. This article will argue that the right to establish and maintain places of worship, being a separate religious human right, has its own set of constituent elements that collectively make up the right’s normative content.