REGISTRATION OF CHURCHES AND OTHER RELIGIOUS ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN.

P.A. Leszczyński

Abstract


Churches and religious communities are important for the development of any pluralistic, constitutional democracy. They are crucial institutions in ensuring participation in community life and the expression of the freedom of religion, which should form the basis of the human rights in a current states. This article examinates some legal aspects of registration of religious communities in two diff erent states – Czech Republic and Sweden. With the development of legal regulation of religious communities, the degree of regulation in states varies signifi cantly, due to differences in legal traditions and constitutional orders degree of regulation. The historical development and unique cultural context for diff event countries are important for this question. The international framework for protecting the rights of religious communities is based mainly on the rights to freedom of religion and conscience, freedom of association and the right to assemble peacefully. These principles were stipulated i.a. in Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) and European Convention for the Protection of Human Rigts and Fundamentol Freedoms.

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