are in the MOST Phase I website (1994-2003).
The MOST Phase II website is available at: www.unesco.org/shs/most.
Article 5 [Equality]
(0) All persons are equal before the law, without any distinction whatsoever, and Brazilians and foreigners resident in Brazil are assured of inviolability of the right of life, liberty, equality, security, and property, on the following terms:Article 19 [Forbidden to the State]
The Republic, the States, the Federal District, and the Municipalities are forbidden to:Article 143 [Military Service]
(1) It is incumbent upon the Armed forces, according to the law, to assign an alternative service to those who, in times of peace, after being enlisted, allege reasons of conscience, which shall be understood as reasons based on religious creed and philosophical or political belief for exemption from essentially military activities.Article 210 [Elementary and Basic Curricula]
(1) Religious education is optional and shall be given during the regular school hours of public elementary schools.Article 213 [Public Funds]
(0) Public funds are allocated to public schools, and may be channelled to community, religious, or philanthropic schools, as defined in the law, which:Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Brazil is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.
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