Church of Scientology: Landmark Legal Decisions

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.

Church of Scientology IRS Tax Exemption

Church of Scientology Moscow Wins Landmark Decision for Religious Freedom in European Court of Human Rights

UK Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Regarding the Scientology Religion

Belgian Court Dismisses All Charges in Baseless Case Against the Church of Scientology in Landmark Victory for Religious Freedom

Italian Supreme Court Ruling Recognizing the Scientology Religion

National Church of Scientology of Spain Officially Recognized as World Religion

1983 Australian High Court Decision: Church of Scientology