The Recent Developments of Latvian Model of Church and State Relationship: Constitutional Changes without Revising of Constitution


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The article offers a concise view on the problems related to the Church and State relationship in Latvia. The article presents the author’s hypothesis that under the new circumstances when special legal provisions apply to traditional churches, it must discussed whether the rest of religious organizations could be classified as religious societies, operating in accordance with the Law on Societies and foundations. The author also holds an opinion that it is important for every country to follow the principle of separation of church from state; however, it must be combined with religious freedom. Nevertheless, the article reveals that the task is difficult to follow in practice, in Latvia and in other EU member states alike
Keywords žmogaus teisių įgyvendinimas  tradicinės religinės organizacijos  religinės organizacijos  Šventasis Sostas  valstybės ir bažnyčios santykiai  relations between the State and Church  Vatikanas  Church  traditional religious organizations  susitarimai su tradicinėmis bažnyčiomis  Vatican  freedom of religion  implementation of human rights  religijos laisvė  the Holy See  agreements with traditiona  valstybės ir bažnyčios atskyrima  bažnyčia  religious organizations  international agreement with the Holy See
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