Vol. 1 No. 2 (2018): Dignity as a Source of Rights and Freedoms
Articles

The right to the protection of religious feelings versus freedom of expression in the light of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the European Convention on Human Rights

Janusz Roszkiewicz
University of Warsaw (Poland)
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Published 30.12.2019
Keywords
  • Constitution of the Republic of Poland,
  • European Convention on Human Rights,
  • freedom of expression,
  • Protection of religious feelings,
  • right to offend
How to Cite
Roszkiewicz, J. (2019). The right to the protection of religious feelings versus freedom of expression in the light of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the European Convention on Human Rights. The Legal Culture, 1(2), 58-83. https://doi.org/10.37873/legal.2018.1.2.23

Abstract

This article concerns the right to the protection of religious feelings as a value which justifies a restriction of freedom of expression. The right to the protection of religious feelings can be protected by three methods: civil, penal and administrative. The issue is discussed from the point of view of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the European Convention on Human Rights, with particular emphasis on the case-law of the Polish Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

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