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Portugal

Constitution as adopted on 2 April 1976.

Article 9

    The basic tasks of the State are:
      f) To secure training on and constant valorization of the Portuguese language, to defend its use and promote its international circulation.

Article 13

    (2) No one is privileged, favored, injured, deprived of any right, or exempt from any duty because of his ancestry, sex, race, language, territory of origin, religion, political or ideological convictions, education, economic situation, or social condition.

Article 74

    (3) In the implementation of its educational policy it is a State duty to:
      h) Secure for emigrants' children the teaching of the Portuguese language and access to Portuguese culture.

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


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