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Recognition of religion or belief in Nicaragua

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

Recognition of religion or belief in Nicaragua


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated; a focus is placed on legal registration rather than existential recognition; a system of partial recognition exists due to the fact that the Catholic Church has a concordat with the government, a type of agreement that no other groups have currently.

  • It remains unclear whether procedures for religious entities are distinct from those of secular entities.

  • The degree of accessibility for non-Catholic organisations to establish bilateral cooperation agreements with the government remains unclear.

  • The parliament of the country voting on the registration applications of religious groups politicise a process that should remain ectopolitical (beyond politics).

  • Informational requirements seem appropriate but require continued monitor to ensure they are not expanded any further or misused.

  • The multi-step process of registration is restrictive by its nature.

  • It remains unclear as to whether the procedures for registering religious entities and secular entities are distinguished.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • To become receptive, establish a recognition system that has the capacity to bestow existential recognition and legal registration simultaneously for all belief systems and their derivatives and at different levels of activity and operation.

  • Remove all instances of politicisation.

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