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Prosecutor opens doors to churches

THE GENERAL Prosecutor has contested the rules for registration of new churches in Slovakia, the Hospodárske Noviny daily wrote. It claims that the one-year old legislation is unconstitutional and discriminatory. Deputy General Prosecutor Ladislav Tichý particularly doubts the requirement that a church acquire 20,000 signatures from members to become registered.

THE GENERAL Prosecutor has contested the rules for registration of new churches in Slovakia, the Hospodárske Noviny daily wrote. It claims that the one-year old legislation is unconstitutional and discriminatory. Deputy General Prosecutor Ladislav Tichý particularly doubts the requirement that a church acquire 20,000 signatures from members to become registered.

"This is a discriminatory regulation, as it assails the freedom of religion as well as freedom of association," said Tichý. "Thus we turned to the Constitutional Court."

This system is unfortunate because of the apparent disproportion between the required numbers of signatures in Slovakia, compared with neighbouring countries, he said.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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