are in the MOST Phase I website (1994-2003).
The MOST Phase II website is available at: www.unesco.org/shs/most.
Article 4 [Multi-Party System]
(1) Democracy in the Republic of Belarus shall be exercised on the basis of a variety of political institutions, ideologies, and views.Article 5 [Political Parties]
(3) The creation and activities of political parties and other public associations that aim at changing the constitutional system by force, or conduct a propaganda of war, ethnic, religious, or racial hatred, shall be prohibited.Article 12 [Asylum]
The Republic of Belarus may grant the right of asylum to persons persecuted in other states for political or religious beliefs or their ethnic affiliation.Article 16 [Religions]
(1) All religions and faiths shall be equal before the law. The establishment of any privileges or restrictions with regard to a particular religion or faith in relation to others shall not be permitted.Article 31 [Religion]
Everyone shall have the right independently to determine his attitude towards religion, to profess any religion individually or jointly with others, or to profess none at all, to express and spread beliefs connected with his attitude towards religion, and to participate in the performance of acts of worship and religious rituals and rites.Article 33 [Expression]
(1) Everyone is guaranteed freedom of thoughts and beliefs and their free expression.Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Belarus is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.
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