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Part VII Rights, Ch.43 Freedom of Religion

András Sajó, Renáta Uitz

From: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Edited By: Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 March 2023

Historically, freedom of religion evolved through the competition of state sovereign power and religious communities. The development of the applicable legal regime also depends of the nature and intensity of religious beliefs and the social functions of religion. Religions have different and changing theological positions regarding the scope of individual religious freedom, while religious organizations are known to have denied the religious freedom of believers of other religions. Nevertheless, from ancient times in a few historical instances people were allowed...
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