Dukoski, Sasa and Veljanoska, Svetlana and Dukoska, Marija (2020) PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION IN EUROPE. In: International Scientific Conference “Towards a Better Future: Human Rights, Organized Crime and Digital Society” - Conference Proceedings, Volume I, october 2020, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola Bitola,.

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Following the inclusion of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion in the catalog of fundamental human rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the right to freedom of conscience and religion falls into numerous multilateral agreements at the regional level on almost all continents of the globe, and regional mechanisms for its implementation have been created. The international legal protection of religious rights and freedoms on the European continent is the most important for us. The European Union, the Council of Europe and the OSCE have repeatedly reaffirmed the importance of protecting the right to freedom of religion in building a democratic Europe.
The right to freedom of conscience, thought or belief includes theistic, non-theistic and atheistic beliefs as well as the latest religions. To protect these beliefs, they must reflect a certain level of persuasiveness, seriousness, commitment, and importance. It is not appropriate to give a legal definition to the terms "religion", "thought" or "belief", since any definition will not reflect the different attitudes to these terms in different cultures of the world, substantially narrow their meaning and benefit those who discriminate. International law requires that these terms be interpreted as broadly as possible.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Svetlana Veljanoska
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 08:04
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 08:04

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