Freedom of religion in South Korea
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Freedom of religion in
Freedom of religion for all citizens and the separation of the state and religious organizations is guaranteed by the
(1) All citizens shall enjoy freedom of religion.
(2) No state religion shall be recognized, and religion and state shall be separated.
Moreover, any discrimination based on a citizen's religious belief is strictly forbidden by the Article 11 :
(1) All citizens shall be equal before the law, and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic, social, or cultural life on account of sex, religion, or social status.
The Republic of Korea is member party to UN multilateral treaty
Individuals have also the freedom to profess non-theistic and atheistic beliefs as well as the right not to profess any religion or belief. The terms belief and religion are to be broadly construed. (UN Human Rights Committee, General comment 22, 30 July 1993)