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Recognition of religion or belief in Mongolia

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in Mongolia are classified censorious.

Recognition of religion or belief in Mongolia


  • State privilege is bestowed to Buddhism.

  • Recognition and registration are differentiated, however, a degree of existential recognition is only bestowed to Buddhism while all other belief systems, their denominations, communities and organisations are only offered a semblance of recognition through the procedures of legal registration; as such, a system of partial recognition is in effect.

  • The segmentation of the registration process between local, provincial and national government offices is censorial.

  • The informational requirements requested of applicant religious groups are excessive and how this information needs to be provided to different levels of government is censorial.

  • The rule of mandatory registration violates the Bielefeldt provision.

  • The rule that those aged 16 and under cannot participate in church activities without parental approval is a violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Complete dismantlement of the present restrictive apparatus that misuses recognition to the advantage of the government to control religious belief and practice of citizens.

  • Repeal laws that call for mandatory registration and at local, provincial and national levels (segmentation).

  • Remove all forms of subjective language in the legislation that is misused to restrict religious activity.

RoRB Topic
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