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Recognition of religion or belief in Malawi

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Malawi are classified apathetic.

Recognition of religion or belief in Malawi


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated; a focus is placed on legal registration; there exists few to no provisions established for existential recognition; any semblance of recognition can only be gained through tax-exempt status and registration as a legal entity; even the tax exemptions are inconsistently upheld in practice.

  • Informational requirements for registration seem appropriate but require continued monitor to ensure their compliance with the Durham principles.

  • Inter-religious conflict between Christians and Muslims should be able to be resolved through higher levels of recognition and more sophisticated provisions for religious education.

Positive elements:

  • Freedom of religion or belief generally upheld in practice.

  • Horizontal recognition is in effect.


  • Establish provisions for existential recognition and fix instances of unstructure within the present system.

  • To be classified dynamic, the government would need to establish a recognition agency to manage its recognition system; following its establishment and the appointment of a board of directors, the government would need to relinquish its involvement in the agency.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
Country or territory
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