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Original name: ကိုးကွယ်ရာဘာသာကူးပြောင်းခြင်းဆိုင်ရာဥပဒေ
Name: Religious Conversions Law (Law No. 48/2015).
Country: Myanmar
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-08-26
Entry into force:
ISN: MMR-2015-L-112532
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=112532&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Myanmar Law Information System PDF of Law in Burmese PDF of Law in Burmese (consulted on 2022-03-03)
Abstract/Citation: The Religious Conversion Law requires that a Myanmar citizen who wishes to change his/her religion must obtain approval from the Registration Board for religious conversion, set up in each township. The applicant must also undergo an interview and engage in religious study for a period not to exceed 90 days from the date of application, but extendable to 180 days at the applicant’s request. If after that period the applicant still wishes to convert, the Registration Board will issue a certificate of religious conversion. The law prescribes punishments for forced conversion or for applying to convert with the intention of harming a religion and includes penalties for violations of the Law.

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