Scientology is acknowledged as a religion by courts and governments throughout the world.
In a few countries, the Church of Scientology has been forced to litigate the issue of its religiosity either affirmatively or in response to unfounded legal charges. Inevitably, the Church has prevailed and its religious bona fides have been unequivocally recognized. Some of these decisions have established standards regarding religious recognition that today pertain to all religions. Those landmark decisions are detailed below.