Recognition of religion or belief in Bolivia
According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Plurinational State of Bolivia are classified restrictive.
Recognition and registration are amalgamated; focus is placed on legal registration of organisations rather than existential recognition (although the term recognition remains in use).
Excessive requirements for registration demonstrate why the government has been classified restrictive; the informational requirements are a means of control and surveillance of religious activity.
Legislative subjectivity allows for a broad scope for the government to deregister or disrecognise baselessly.
Government involvement in or monitoring of the internal affairs of religious organisations is a violation of the Durham principles.
The rule of mandatory registration contravenes the Bielefeldt provision.
Differentiation is made between religious and spiritual entities, but further differentiation is needed for those groups which identify with broader philosophical beliefs (e.g. humanists).
Dissolve excessive requirements for registration and subjective legislation that could be used for purposes of restriction.
Lower fees for registration; Bolivia's fees are significantly higher than the majority of other country’s registration fees for the same process.
Dismantle restrictive policies and procedures in order to become more receptive.
Make an effort to focus more on existential recognition.
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