Freedom of Conscience and Religion as an Object of Criminal Law Protection: The Problems of Theory, Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice
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Far Eastern Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, RUSSIA
Sholom-Aleichem Priamursky State University, RUSSIA
Ekaterina Lutsenko   

Department of Economics, Management and Public and Municipal Administration, Sholom-Aleichem Priamursky State University, Birobidzhan, Russia
Online publication date: 2017-10-20
Publication date: 2017-10-20
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2017;12(Interdisciplinary Perspective on Sciences 7b):1435–1440
The relevance of the paper is associated with a poor theoretical framework and insufficient elaboration of many methodological and procedural questions of the freedom of conscience and religion under the contemporary conditions of Russia. With regard to this, the paper presents a number of general and particular problems of theory, legislation and practice of enforcement thereof pertaining to the criminal liability for crimes against the freedom of conscience, religion and interfaith consent. In Russia which is a multi-religious and multi-national country just like in the entire world, the current situation in freedom of conscience and freedom of religion is characterized as a crisis one, needing a way out as the right for the freedom of conscience and freedom of religion is one of the basic human and civil rights, the enforcement of which playing the pivotal part in the question of human rights as a whole. Disregarding the said right turns such notions as the “state of law” and “civic society” fictitious. The paper views questions associated with the freedom of conscience and religion as an object of criminal law protection: the problems of theory, legislation and law enforcement practice. The aspects of deliberately provocative actions against not only the religious feelings of believers but also the moral principles of the society as a whole have been revealed and analyzed in the work. The materials of the paper are of practical value for specialists in criminal law, social work, for higher education institution students, as well as to everyone interested in the problems of youth.
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