Recognition of religion or belief in Guatemala
According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Guatemala are classified receptive.
State privilege is granted to the Catholic Church.
Recognition and registration are amalgamated for all non-Catholic groups rather than ideally differentiated; there is a focus on legal registration centring on achieving tax exempt status; there exists very few if any provisions for existential recognition.
Partial recognition exists.
Discrimination against non-Catholic groups exists in the system.
Informational requirements seem appropriate but will require continued to monitoring to ensure they are not misused or extended further.
A system of legal registration exists despite its minor issues which highlights the country’s receptive status.
Disestablish partial recognition by equalising and streamlining all recognition statuses including that of the Catholic Church.
Continue to ensure that politicisation of the recognition system does not take place.
Re-evaluate the rules surrounding mandatory registration for activities other than worship and proselytism.
Remove any instances of unstructure by clarifying in legislation areas that remain ambiguous or unaddressed.
To become dynamic, establish provisions for both existential recognition and legal registration; also, establish a recognition agency to manage the system independent of government.
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