Analysis of Tajikistan’s proposed “About Freedom of Conscience and Religious Unions” draft law
PUBLISHED: JANUARY 29, 2008
The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan proposed a new draft law “About Freedom of Conscience and Religious Unions.” The draft law has garnered international attention to due its potential to improve relations between religious communities and the state. However, in its current form the draft law does not comply with Tajikistan’s international treaty commitments or domestic constitutional obligations. To assist stakeholders and the drafters, ICNL prepared an analysis of the law that identifies areas for reform, and strategies to ensure the law comports with international and domestic obligations.