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Recognition of religion or belief in Namibia

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

Recognition of religion or belief in Namibia


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated; provisions are given only for legal registration, none for existential recognition.

  • There are two categories for legal registration: nonprofit organisations and voluntary associations; the degree to which these two forms of legal registration are equal remains unclear.

Positive elements:

  • Freedom of religion or belief is generally upheld by the government in practice.


  • Establish distinct provisions for existential recognition which would establish a recognition system; the degree to which such a system is inclusive of “traditional religions” and NRMs will determine the country’s classification as either receptive or dynamic.

  • Establish a recognition agency to manage this recognition system that acts and makes decisions independent of government.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
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