The Interfaith Legal Advisers Network (ILAN) was established by Cardiff Law School’s Centre of Law and Religion in December 2007 with the aim of ‘providing members with a greater understanding of their respective religious legal systems and the common legal issues they face’. Papers from the meetings of the Network can be found on the site, together with a list of electronic links to laws and regulations of religious groups.
This is a blog which is intended as ‘a forum for academically-rigorous exploration of the interactions between law and religion’. The main contributors are Frank Cranmer, Secretary of the Churches Legislation Advisory Service and parliamentary and synod editor of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal, and David Pocklington, contributor to Environmental Law and Management. Includes links to related blogs and websites under Blogroll.
The Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) was set up by Cardiff’s Centre for Law and Religion in 2008 to bring together academics who were interested in how law and religion interact. Site content includes a Case Database, which provides a list of judgments delivered by UK courts, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights concerning law and religion. The database has a short summary of the decision and a link to the case transcript. All cases from 2000 onwards are included, plus some significant earlier cases. Other site content includes weblinks to primary and secondary legal materials. journals, organisations and research groups.
The Project for Interdisciplinary Law and Religion Studies (PILARS) is run by a team of Open University Law School and international academics researching in the field of law and religion. The website contains some skills material, a bibliography of law and religion texts, lists of published case comments and of recent cases, PILARS case comments and links to related websites. The PILARS team welcomes the submission of case comments for publication.
A commentary on developments relating to the law, religious freedom and religious discrimination from 2008 to 2015 by barrister and author, Neil Addison. This blog is no longer being updated.
The full title of the updated version of this research guide, published August 2013 on the GlobaLex web site, is Religious Legal Systems in Comparative Law: A Guide to Introductory Research. It covers internet resources, books and articles. The author is Marylin Johnson Raisch, Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law at the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library of the Georgetown Law Center. An earlier version published February 2006 is also available.
A fully searchable collection of treaties, legislation, judicial decisions and other documents relating to religion and law from jurisdictions worldwide is provided by this site, which is maintained by the Religion and Law Consortium, a group of academic institutions in the US and Europe, and hosted by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University.