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Recognition of religion or belief in Haiti

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

Recognition of religion or belief in Haiti


  • State privilege is bestowed to the Catholic Church and Protestant churches.

  • Recognition and registration in Haiti are differentiated yet existential recognition is not available to all belief systems, hence a focus is placed on legal registration for all non-Christian groups.

  • Informational requirements are slightly intrusive but not necessarily excessive.

  • Due to the present unstructure and lack of visibility of the recognition system, the rate of recognition in Haiti is low which needs to be resolved which this low rate provides the inefficacy of the country's present system.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Establish a recognition system in the country that is dynamic enough to provide both existential recognition and legal registration to both traditional and non-traditional belief groups and at multiple levels of their activity.

  • Remove all instances of unstructure and the country should be able to be moved up to receptive status.

  • To become dynamic, the country would need to establish an independent recognition agency to manage with the recognition system and it would need to cater to both Christian and non-Christian groups simultaneously and equally.

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RoRB Compliance
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