In our newest podcast, Piotr Chrzczonowicz, PhD in legal science, specialist in criminal law, assistant professor at the Department of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, focuses on the issues of criminal law as an instrument for the protection of religious freedom.
We ponder whether criminal law as an instrument to protect freedom of religion, conscience and belief should protect religious freedom. We are also looking for answers to the question of whether crimes that infringe religious freedom are a significant and noticeable social problem and why the criminal law protection of this freedom is often criticized.
In addition, a criminal law expert speaks of criticizing religion and offending other people's religious feelings in the context of boundaries between behaviors indifferent to criminal law and those that are criminalized.
A very interesting accent raised during the conversation is the sphere of violating religious freedom in artistic creativity.
And last but not least: does the current criminal law protection of the freedom of conscience and religion require specific legislative modifications to increase its effectiveness?
We invite you to listen!