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By Silvio Ferrari, Andrea Benzo

Going past the extra traditional specialise in Jerusalem as a sacred position, this publication provides criminal views at the most vital sacred areas of the Mediterranean. the 1st a part of the publication discusses the suggestion of sacred areas in anthropological, sociological and criminal reviews and offers an summary of present felony methods to the safety of sacred areas with a view to boost and outline a brand new criminal framework. the second one half introduces the which means of sacred locations in Jewish, Christian and Islamic notion and specializes in the importance and position that sacred areas have within the 3 significant monotheistic religions and the way top to maintain their non secular nature while designing a brand new overseas statute. the ultimate a part of the publication is a close research of the felony prestige of key sacred locations and holy towns within the Mediterranean zone and identifies a suite of criminal rules to aid a normal framework during which particular criminal measures should be applied. The publication concludes with an invaluable appendix for the security of sacred locations within the Mediterranean quarter. together with contributions from best legislation and faith students, this attention-grabbing publication could be invaluable to these within the fields of foreign legislations, in addition to faith and background stories.

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These ‘new’ limits to state sovereignty indirectly provide ‘stronger’ protection for the holy places from various viewpoints that belong to the reasoning behind these limitations of sovereignty. As holy places are places where religious faith is expressed, the international protection of human rights, and among these of freedom of religion, is significant. The objective of guaranteeing that these holy places can continue to exercise their high religious function is pursued by means of these rights.

Scholars unanimously recognise that there are no interpretative doubts as regards the meaning of freedom of religion, although uncertainty may arise regarding the so-called neighbouring rights, such as respect for the freedom of assembly or freedom of association. Beyond that, however, it is evident that respect of religious freedom is the responsibility of the territorial State. This means that such respect can be jeopardised when the State’s attitude favours a limitative interpretation of religious freedom (for example, bearing in mind reasons connected to national security), or where religious freedom is violated.

J. Zwi Werblowsky, ‘Introduction: Mindscape and Landscape’ in Kedar and Werblowsky, Sacred Space, 14. 43 Jonathan Z. Smith, ‘Constructing a Place’ in Kedar and Werblowsky, Sacred Space, 24–5. 44 See, for example, the contributions in A. ), New Jerusalems. The Translations of Sacred Spaces in Christian Cultures/Novye Ierusalimy. Perenesenie sakralnykh prostranstv v. khristiianskoi kul’ture (Indrik 2006). The Sacred Spaces and Sites of the Mediterranean 35 of sanctity from the respective sacred place or cultic site to the city, area, landscape or the whole land in which it is located is also a phenomenon which is recurrently attested in Abrahamic religious contexts and merits further close investigation.

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