are in the MOST Phase I website (1994-2003).
The MOST Phase II website is available at: www.unesco.org/shs/most.
(4) Freedom to express convictions or impart information shall be incompatible with criminal actions - the instigation of national, racial, religious, or social hatred, violence, or discrimination, the dissemination of slander, or misinformation.Article 26
(1) Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion shall not be restricted.Article 27
A person's convictions, professed religion or faith may justify neither the commission of a crime nor the violation of law.Article 29
(2) A person may not have his rights restricted in any way, or be granted any privileges, on the basis of his or her sex, race, nationality, language, origin, social status, religion, convictions, or opinions.Article 38
(4) The State shall register marriages, births, and deaths. The State shall also recognize marriages registered in church.Article 40
(1) State and local government establishments of teaching and education shall be secular. At the request of parents, they shall offer classes in religious instruction.Article 43
(1) The State shall recognize traditional Lithuanian churches and religious organizations, as well as other churches and religious organizations provided that they have a basis in society and their teaching and rituals do not contradict morality or the law.Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Lithuania is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.
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