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Azerbaijan

Constitution as of 12 November 1995.

Article 21

    The Azerbaijan language shall be the State language of the Azerbaijan Republic. The Azerbaijan Republic shall ensure the development of the Azerbaijan language. The Azerbaijan Republic shall guarantee the free use and development of other languages spoken by the population.
Article 25
    Every person shall be equal to the law and court.

    Men and women shall have equal rights and freedoms.

    Every person shall have equal rights and freedoms irrespective of race, nationality, religion, sex, origin, property status, social position, convictions, political party, trade union organization and social unity affiliation. Limitations or recognition of rights and freedoms because of race, nationality, social status, language origin, convictions and religion shall be prohibited.

Article 45

    Every person shall have the right to use their mother tongue. Everyone shall have the right to be raised and get an education, be engaged in creative activities in the mother tongue.

    No one can be deprived of the right to use their mother tongue.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution of Azerbaijan is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.


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