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Kuwait - Constitution

Adopted on: 11 Nov 1962

Article 2 [State Religion]

The religion of the State is Islam, and the Islamic Sharia shall be a main source of legislation.
Article 9 [Family]
The family is the corner-stone of Society. It is founded on religion, morality, and patriotism. Law shall preserve the integrity of the family, strengthen its ties, and protect under its support motherhood and childhood.
Article 29 [Equality, Human Dignity, Personal Liberty]
(1) All people are equal in human dignity and in public rights and duties before the law, without distinction to race, origin, language, or religion.
Article 35 [Freedom of Religion and Belief]
Freedom of belief is absolute. The State protects the freedom of practicing religion in accordance with established customs, provided that it does not conflict with public policy or morals.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Kuwait is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 
 


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