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Constitution as adopted on 26 May 1973.

Article 2

    Islam shall be the religion of the State; Islamic Sharia (Islamic Law) a main source of legislation; and Arabic the official language.
Article 18
    All people shall be equal in human dignity, and citizens shall be equal in public rights and duties in the eye of the law, without discrimination because of race, origin, language, religion or belief..

Note: The complete text of the Constitution and further information on the constitutional background of Bahrain are provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.

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