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Recognition of religion or belief in Comoros

According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Union of the Comoros are classified terminal.

Recognition of religion or belief in Comoros


  • Sunni Islam is the state denomination.

  • Existential recognition only exists for Sunni Islam.

  • There exists no established procedures for recognition meaning the Comoros is in a state of ambiguity.

  • Freedom of religion or belief is non-existent in the Comoros.

  • Narratives of “national identity” and “national cohesion” are used to justification restrictions on non-Sunni religious activity.

  • Being the highest authority in the country, the fact that the Grand Mufti decides on all religious activity taking place in the country is a serious violation of the religious freedoms of those who do not share Islamic beliefs.

  • The country is a signatory but not a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Dismantlement of the terminal system and the body of restrictions on all non-Sunni religious activity.

  • Use of the tool of recognition as a means to educate about the importance of religious diversity and to spread awareness of the validity of minorities through the reaffirmation of their recognised, protected status.

RoRB Topic
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