Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2019)

An Argument against Registration of Religions

Authors
Jeremy Patrick
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Jeremy Patrick
Available Online November 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icils-19.2019.2How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Reegistration of Religions, Human Rights, Minority, Administrative Law
Abstract

The paper examines how is the perspective of freedom of religion and human rights, the official registration and recognition of religious groups is inevitably problematic in democratic societies. Several arguments against the practice follow, but many share a common theme: scepticism of government power. When bureaucrats and politicians gain authority over religion, they are likely to exercise their power in ways that are clumsy, narrow-minded, and for their own political purposes. This inevitable misuse of power then distorts the independence of religious groups and the freedoms of individual religious believers.

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© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-830-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icils-19.2019.2How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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