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Recognition of religion or belief in Fiji

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

Recognition of religion or belief in Fiji


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated; a focus is placed on legal registration and there exists little to no procedures in place for existential recognition.

  • Ambiguity as to the registration process remains for new religious groups, particularly those whom do not hold land or property.

  • The registration fee is minute.

  • The rule of mandatory registration violates the Bielefeldt provision and automatically classifies Fiji as restrictive.

  • Reports of numerous cases of vandalism against Hindu temples is regarded as caused by a lack of protected recognised status for some minority communities and the government's inability to ensure such protections are respected by citizens.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Remove existent restrictions and clarify ambiguous policies in order to reach the classification of receptive.

  • Set up provisions to protect and recognise at multiple levels both traditional groups and NRMs including both existential recognition and legal registration.

  • Establish a recognition agency independent of government in order to be classified as dynamic.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
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