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Recognition of religion or belief in Czechia

According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Czech Republic are classified receptive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Czechia


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated.

  • Bielefeldt recommends that countries do not stipulate specific criteria for membership size.

  • The lack of a deadline for the registration process to complete may cause issues of accountability and the stagnation of the registration process; must be monitored.

  • The structure of the system as based on two types of recognition categories is tantamount to vertical recognition; essentially, that although a group may register, it does not receive the same degree of recognition as another group in a higher tier; this does not abide by the principle that all groups are equal in their validity and should receive equitable recognition as a reflection of this; this, coupled with further restrictions caused by membership quotas leads the Czech Republic's designation as restrictive.

Positive elements:

  • The government upholds freedom of religion or belief in the public sphere.

  • There are provisions set forth for religious education, both of traditional and non-traditional beliefs.


  • Establish a recognition agency independent of government that deals with and facilitates religious recognition and registration processes.

  • Revoke the membership quotas and dismantle the elements of the system that correspond to vertical recognition in an effect to make the system fairer.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
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