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dc.contributor.authorHenrico, Radley
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-28T12:43:22Z
dc.date.available2019-05-28T12:43:22Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationHenrico, R, 2019. Proselytising the Regulation of Religious Bodies in South Africa: Suppressing Religious Freedom?.Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad = Potchefstroom electronic law journal, 2019(22):1-27. [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2019/v22i0a5315]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-3781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/32458
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2019/v22i0a5315
dc.description.abstractIn democratic pluralistic and secular societies, freedom of religion is a fundamental right to be enjoyed by all individuals and religious organisations. A unique feature of this human right is the extent to which it is premised on a personal belief. The latter can be "bizarre, illogical or irrational", but nevertheless deserving of protection in the interests of freedom of religion. However, when the expression of a religious belief or practice transgresses the civil or criminal law it must be dealt with in the relevant legislative framework to hold the transgressor liable. Measures taken by the state to regulate religious bodies in terms of a general supervisory council or umbrella body are an unreasonable and unjustifiable interference with freedom of religion, and hence unconstitutional. I am of the view that the right to freedom of religion depends for its constitutional validity – and viability – on there being no interference (or regulation) by the state except in instances as provided for in terms of relevant legislation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPER/PELJen_US
dc.subjectSecularen_US
dc.subjectfreedom of religionen_US
dc.subjectbeliefen_US
dc.subjectregulationen_US
dc.subjectlegislative frameworken_US
dc.titleProselytising the regulation of religious bodies in South Africa: Suppressing religious freedom?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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