Downloadable PDF of Course Pack A for INST 1203 Freedom for Religion: Blasphemy, Defamation, Apostasy. Thank you for considering making a donation to support Rutgers University and ReligionAndPublicLife.org. The contents include:
I. Overview: Blasphemy, Defamation, Apostasy
- Legal Frameworks
- Global Trends
- What is Blasphemy?
- What is Defamation?
- What is Apostasy?
II. Case Studies
- Salman Rushdie
- Additional Snapshots
III. Reconsidering Blasphemy Laws
- The United States
IV. Diplomatic Developments
- UN Joint Declaration on Defamation of Religions
- U.S. Commission on Int’l Religious Freedom
- UN Human Rights Council Resolutions