RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE LIGHT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE.

Research Article


Abstract views: 33 / PDF downloads: 18

Authors

  • Alexandre Gentil Corte-Real de Araújo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.58372/2835-6276.1021

Keywords:

Religious freedom, constitution, state, laicity, implementation

Abstract

Introduction: Religious freedom consists of freedom to profess their faith, freedom of conscience and worship duration, and is considered a fundamental right of citizens, which is positive in the fundamental law of state law. Religious freedom is a fundamental human right enshrined   in the United Nations of Human Rights in the implementation of the world (1948; cited by (Alexandre Corte Real & Carlos Tilman, 2023), and is positive in Timor-Leste fundamental law.  

Objectives: To examine the legal presuppositions of existing religious freedom and their legal effects on religious practice and enjoyment of religious rights by religious citizens and protection of religious confessions in Timor-Leste, to examine the fundamental susticulture of fundamental rights on religious freedom, identify gaps, challenges and propose legislative-alternative solutions to the protection of the rights of religious minorities to  freedom as a fundamental right that is exercised through religious confessions.

Discussion: Religious freedom is one of the rights of man and woman, that is, a right inherent to the human person and needs to be positive to berespected. The right of religious freedom in Timor-Leste requires a lot of reflection, because every right is related to the juridic order and the social reality of the country.  

Conclusion: To reach this goal, it has the finalide to analyze carefully about religious freedom, being a fundamental right inherent to the human person and show the challenges, before a country with so much multi cultural and religious diversity, maintain the laity, in the implementation practice that has and freedom of application cited by (Alexandre Corte Real & Carlos Tilman, 2023).

References

Constitution of the Democratic Republic of East Timor/CDRTL-2002.

CHRYSTELLO, J.C.; Timor-Leste:1973-1975, The Secret Dossier - For the Legends and Memories of Timor-Leste¬, 2012.

AZEVEDO, E. M.L. Religious Freedom: Refugees and the effectiveness of Portuguese and Brazilian Rights,2019, p. 11, Master Dissertation in Legal Sciences, Autonomous University of Lisbon.

PULIDO, P.A. Religious Freedom and the State, Almeida Edition, Coimbra 2018.

GouVEIA, J.B. Constitutional Law in Timor-Leste. Editions Faculty of Law, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, pub. Lisboa/Dili.

PULIDO, P.A. Taking Religious Freedom Seriously: A Critical Refoundation of Church-State Relations Law Studies. Almeida, Coimbra 2017.

Conflict Agreement between Portugal and the Netherlands on Timor Loro Sae. http://www.revista.mampos.br/direito/producao. Access : March 2008.

Gonçalves, R.M. Religious Freedom throughout Portuguese History: Revista Direito e Liberdade, no. 183-221. 2015.

GAGLIATO, M. Timor-Leste and the Indonesian Occupation: Religion As An Operator of the Resistance. Master Dissertation, 2008, available in Https://Tede2.Pucsp.Br/Bitstream/Handle/17300/1/Marcio%20Gagliato.Pdf

ELIAS, C. A. Independence of East Timor. Época Magazine. Available: http://www.google.com.br; Access: March 2008.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (ACN) report, available in Https://Acninternational.Org/Religiousfreedomreport/wp-content/Uploads/2021/05/Timor-Leste.Pfd

Timor Loro's Struggle for Independence. Available: http://www.google.com.br. Accessed February, 2008.

MATTOSO J. Dignity: Koni Santana and the Timorese Resistance. Themes and Debates Edition, Lisbon, Portugal,2005.

MICCOLI, A. The Struggle of Timor Loro Sae for its freedom. Available: http://www.google.com.br. Access: March 2008.

RODRIGUES, Maria Jose Garrido; The Religious Leaders in the Process of Independence of Timor-Leste, Dissertation of Master Degree, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon, 2016, available in Https://Repositorio.UI.Pt/Bitstream/10451/27929/1/UIfi233809_Tm.Pdf

Minority Right Group International, Https://Minorityrights.Org/Country/Timor-Leste

SIMIÃO,D.S.,et al., Sacralities Timorese, 2015, p. 1, available in Https://Journals.Openedition.Org/Cardernosaa/870?File=1

Alexandre Gentil Corte Real de Araújo, et al. (2022). The Effectiveness of Fundamental Rights from the Point of View Constituting the Democratic Republic of East Timor in 2002: the Dimension as A Democratic Right State (Updated 2022). AJMCRR 2022; 1(2): 1-10. http://www.scholar.com http://www.ajmcrr.com

Alexandre Gentil Corte Real and Araújo, et al. (2022). The Strengthening of Local Powers in the Democratic Republic of East Timor (A new Interpretation of the Constitution of RDTL/2002). (Updated 2022). AJMCRR 2022; 1(3): 1-10. http://www.scholar.com http://www.aimcrr.com

XIMENES, F.M. Catholicism in Timor-Leste During the Occupation of Indonesia: Resistance and Evangelization, 2021, p. 9, Master Dissertation in Theology, Faculty of Theology, Portuguese Catholic University.

MIRANDA, J.E. State, Religious Freedom and Laicity. Observatory of constitutional juridition, no. 1, 2014.

Downloads

Published

2023-01-29

How to Cite

Alexandre Gentil Corte-Real de Araújo. (2023). RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE LIGHT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE.: Research Article. American Journal of Medical and Clinical Research & Reviews, 2(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.58372/2835-6276.1021

Issue

Section

Articles