Constitutional-legal value of the guarantees of protection of religious secrets at the complex of constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion

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The article investigates the constitutional-legal and other regulatory guarantees of recognition, protection and defense of religious secret. The author considers the consolidation of religious secrets (in particular - the secrecy of confession) at the legislative level in the law of different states. Author is considering different points of view of the legal practitioners on the question of incurring certain legal responsibilities of priests to preserve, confidential information, that has been told to them. It’s given the author ‘s definition of «religious secret» based on the author’s two-pronged concept of interpretation of the term (as the information and also as the regulatory regime) and the classification of types of religious secret.

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K M Andreev

Moscow Bar Association «Protection»



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