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Lithuania

Constitution as adopted on 25 October 1992.

Article 14

    Lithuanian shall be the state language.

Article 29

    (2) A person may not have his rights restricted in any way, or be granted any privileges, on the basis of his or her sex, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, religion, convictions, or opinions.

Article 37

    Citizens who belong to ethnic communities shall have the right to foster their language, culture, and customs.

Article 117

    (2) In the Republic of Lithuania court trials shall be conducted in the State language.

    (3) Persons who do not speak Lithuanian shall be guaranteed the right to participate in investigation and court proceedings through an interpreter.

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


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