An Argument against the Registration of Religions

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Patrick, Jeremy. 2019. "An Argument against the Registration of Religions." 2nd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2019). Semarang, Indonesia 04 Sep 2019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.2991/icils-19.2019.2
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An Argument against the Registration of Religions

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AuthorPatrick, Jeremy
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2019)
Number of Pages3
Year2019
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.2991/icils-19.2019.2
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://www.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/icils-19/125922692
Conference/Event2nd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2019)
Event Details
2nd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2019)
Event Date
04 Sep 2019
Event Location
Semarang, Indonesia
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.

KeywordsReegistration of Religions, Human Rights, Minority, Administrative Law
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
500405. Religion, society and culture
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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