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Свободата на религиозното самоопределение и наказателноправната ѝ защита в Република България
The Freedom of Religious Self-determination and Its Criminal Defence in the Republic of Bulgaria

Author(s): Mariya Mihaylova
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law
Published by: Институт за държавата и правото - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Criminal defence; cultural values; inviolability of religious temples; prayer houses; sanctuaries and their symbols
Summary/Abstract: The report examines only one aspect of the criminal defence of freedom of religion in Bulgaria – the protection of the inviolability of religious churches, prayer houses, sanctuaries or adjoining buildings, their symbols and tombstones, which is provided in Art. 164, para. 2 of the Bulgarian Criminal Code. The question of when the subject of a criminal offense under Art. 164, para. 2 of the Criminal Code constitutes a cultural value under the Cultural Heritage Act has been examined. The manner in which this circumstance affects the responsibility of the perpetrator of the crime is analyzed.

  • Page Range: 379-394
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Bulgarian