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Congo - Constitution

Adopted on: 15 March 1992
Article 11 [Equality, Gender Equality, Liability] 
(1) The State shall assure the equality of all citizens before the law, without discrimination of origin, social or material situation, racial, ethnic and regional origin, sex, instruction, language, attitude vis-avis religion and philosophy, or place of residence. It shall respect all the rights and liberties within limits compatible with public order and good mores
Article 26 [Religion, Civic Duties] 
(1) Freedom of belief and conscience and the freedom of either a religious or philosophical profession are inviolable. 
(2) The free exercise of religious sects shall be guaranteed within the limits compatible with public order and good mores
(3) No one shall be relieved from fulfilling a civic duty because of religious opinion.
Article 31 [Work, Labor Equality, No Forced Labor, No Slavery] 
(2) Any discrimination based on race, sex, physical state, regional and ethnic origin, ideology, religion, or philosophy shall be prohibited. 
Article 42 [Child Protection, Child Nationality] 
(1) Every child, without a single discrimination based on race, color, sex, language, religion, national, social or ethnic origin, fortune or birth, shall have the right, on the part of his family, society, and the State to measures of protection which stem from his condition as a minor.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Congo is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 

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