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Recognition of religion or belief in Botswana

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

Recognition of religion or belief in Botswana


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated; legal registration is focused on rather than existential recognition.

  • Although the stipulation of 150 membership quota is low, the fact of the stipulation's exist violates the Durham principles, particularly inequitable is the previous stipulation of just 10 members.

  • The rule of mandatory registration violates the Bielefeldt provision.

Positive elements:

  • There are genuine provisions for retribution against hate speech.

  • Horizontal recognition exists.


  • Dissolve the retribution of fines and imprisonments for unregistration in order to move towards greater receptivity.

  • Provide more sophisticated procedures for registration and recognition in differentiated capacities.

  • Provide greater support to encourage religious and belief-based organisations and communities to establish in order to move to the classification of dynamism.

RoRB Topic
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