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Recognition of religion or belief in Armenia

According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB are classified restrictive in the Republic of Armenia.

Recognition of religion or belief in 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.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Establish differentiated systems for recognition and registration.

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