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Recognition of religion or belief in Vanuatu

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

Recognition of religion or belief in Vanuatu


  • Although the law on mandatory registration may be dormant, its mere existence still violates the Bielefeldt provision.

  • State privilege is given to Christianity by way of the constitution though this does not tend to effect religious freedom conditions.

Positive elements:

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


  • Establish a revitalised recognition system that provides opportunities for both existential recognition and legal registration to all belief systems and their derivatives in order to be classified as receptive in the Spectrum of Religious Recognition.

  • To be classified as dynamic, establish a recognition agency that works independently of government control that has the responsibility to manage the recognition system whilst also maintaining the authority that it requires to ensure that decisions of recognition and registration are respected nationwide.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
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