Jehovah’s Witnesses as Extremists: The Russian State, Religious Pluralism, and Human Rights

@article{Knox2019JehovahsWA,
  title={Jehovah’s Witnesses as Extremists: The Russian State, Religious Pluralism, and Human Rights},
  author={Zoe Katrina Knox},
  journal={The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review},
  year={2019}
}
  • Z. Knox
  • Published 23 April 2019
  • Political Science
  • The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
This article examines the Russian Supreme Court’s 2017 decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses as “extremists.” The decision will bring Russia’s anti-extremism law before the Council of Europe via the European Court of Human Rights. The article considers why this particular religious minority group became a test case by examining the unique beliefs and practices of Witnesses and their history of episodic conflict with the state. It also highlights the role of the Orthodox Church in shaping… 
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  • T. Kehoe
  • Law, History
    Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • 2019
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