Recognition of religion or belief in Belize
According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in Belize are classified restrictive.
The recognition system is primarily focused on legal registration of organisations based on belief rather than existential recognition for belief systems and their derivatives; it seems that registration and recognition are amalgamated and that legal registration equates to existential recognition rather than the idealised differentiation between registration and recognition.
The rule of mandatory registration violates the Bielefeldt provision.
Appropriate requirements for legal registration exist; informational requirements seem appropriate although monitoring is advisable.
Procedures for legal registration and subsequently religious activity, including missionary activity, are not onerous.
Horizontal recognition is applied.
Establish an independent recognition agency and provide greater differentiation on existential recognition with an adaptive and welcoming approach to new religious movements in order for Belize to be dynamic.
Greater distinction needs to be made between registration processes for religious entities and secular entities.
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