Recognition of religion or belief in Armenia
According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB are classified restrictive in the Republic of Armenia.
State privilege is extended to the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Procedures for recognition and registration are amalgamated which is not ideal.
The “expertise” of the Division of Religious Affairs and National Minorities on determining the authenticity of a group based on “historically recognised holy scripture” is troublingly subjective.
Further restrictive stipulations of having a certain membership quota and the subjective stipulation of being “free from materialism and be of a spiritual nature” are also
Recognition procedures for “national minorities” remain ambiguous, thus owing to further restrictivity.
The subjectivity of some requirements in the registration process are open to widespread misuse.
Establish differentiated systems for recognition and registration.
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