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Restrictive Legislation towards Numerically Small Religions in Slovakia: the Case of the Muslim Community

Restrictive Legislation towards Numerically Small Religions in Slovakia: the Case of the Muslim... Gabriel Pirický * Restrictive Legislation towards Numerically Small Religions in Slovakia: the Case of the Muslim Community I. Registration of Churches in Slovakia After the fall of communism, freedom of religion in Czechoslovakia assumed real proportions, and since , religious groups have generally been given back their property. But, although the new legislation adopted in  and  more or less accommodated the  registered churches in Slovakia, including those with a very low number of believers, minor religions with no historical roots in the country had to face in the following years relatively unfavourable conditions because of the high numerical census needed for registration. In this article, I will start with brief description of legal developments related to the freedom of religion in order to show how the Slovak legal framework evolved since . First, the post-communist legislation on Religious Freedom and the Status of the Churches and Religious Societies, Act No. / Coll., has been in eff ect in the Czech and Slovak republics from  September . Annexed to this act was a list of recognized and registered churches and religious communities in both parts of the federation,  in the Czech Republic and  in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Restrictive Legislation towards Numerically Small Religions in Slovakia: the Case of the Muslim Community

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Gabriel Pirický * Restrictive Legislation towards Numerically Small Religions in Slovakia: the Case of the Muslim Community I. Registration of Churches in Slovakia After the fall of communism, freedom of religion in Czechoslovakia assumed real proportions, and since , religious groups have generally been given back their property. But, although the new legislation adopted in  and  more or less accommodated the  registered churches in Slovakia, including those with a very low number of believers, minor religions with no historical roots in the country had to face in the following years relatively unfavourable conditions because of the high numerical census needed for registration. In this article, I will start with brief description of legal developments related to the freedom of religion in order to show how the Slovak legal framework evolved since . First, the post-communist legislation on Religious Freedom and the Status of the Churches and Religious Societies, Act No. / Coll., has been in eff ect in the Czech and Slovak republics from  September . Annexed to this act was a list of recognized and registered churches and religious communities in both parts of the federation,  in the Czech Republic and  in

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Feb 9, 2010

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