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Recognition of religion or belief in Gambia

According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of The Gambia are classified ambiguous.

Recognition of religion or belief in Gambia


  • There exists no state provisions for existential recognition nor legal registration in the country which only maintains the hegemony of a single group.

  • Ambiguity as to the registration for religious groups specifically.

  • The secularity of the country is dubious; it is likely that the country is run as an Islamic republic.

  • The widespread discrimination against non-Sunni groups is put down partly due to a lack of legal provisions and existential recognised statuses for minorities.

  • The country has been classified ambiguous due to the distinct lack of a recognition which is causing ongoing systematic restrictions that inhibit religious activity.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Establish a recognition system that has capacity to bestow both existential recognition and legal registration in differentiation.

  • Establish a recognition agency to manage the recognition system; the more independent this agency is from the government the more dynamic the country will become because its system and agency for recognition will not suffer from politicisation.

  • Reduce discrimination by educating the public about the importance of religious and belief diversity and promote religious education in schools of all different kinds of communities of belief.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
Country or territory
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