GERMAN LEGAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO RELIGION IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

Preface

This collection of legal provisions related to religion in the Federal Republic of Germany is intended to provide a picture of the valid legal norms which is as comprehensive as possible. The law on religion focuses on the sixteen Federal Länder. An exhaustive collection of these provisions would entail many repetitions of provisions that are identical or similar in their wording. For this reason, a selection has been made that is as representative as possible. This volume includes the treaties which apply between the state and the faith communities using the same guiding principle.

I would like to thank the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation for providing us with a translation of the collection into English.

Trier, August 2002
Gerhard Robbers

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