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Article 24 Religious and Ideological Freedom
(1) Freedom of religion, worship, and ideology is hereby recognized without any restrictions other than those established in this Constitution and the law. The State has no official religion.Article 37 The Right to Conscientious Objection
The right to conscientious objection for ethical or religious reasons is hereby recognized for those cases in which this Constitution and the law permits.Article 43 The Right to Asylum
(1) Paraguay recognizes the right to territorial and diplomatic asylum to anyone persecuted for political reasons or for related common crimes or for his opinions or beliefs. Government authorities will have to immediately issue the respective personal and safe-conduct documents.Article 63 Ethnic Identity
The right of Indian peoples to preserve and to develop their ethnic identity in their respective habitat is hereby recognized and guaranteed. They also have the right to freely apply their systems to political, socioeconomic, cultural, and religious organizations, and to voluntarily observe customary practices in their domestic coexistence as long as they do not violate the fundamental rights established by this Constitution. Indian customary rights will be taken into account when deciding conflicts of jurisdiction.Article 74 The Right to Learn and the Freedom To Teach
The right to learn and to have equal access opportunities to the benefits of humanistic culture, science, and technology, without any discrimination, is hereby guaranteed.Article 82 Recognition of the Catholic Church
The role played by the Catholic Church in the historical and cultural formation of the Republic is hereby recognized.Article 88 Nondiscrimination
No discrimination will be permitted against workers for reasons of race, sex, age, religion, social status, political, or union preference.Article 197 Causes of Ineligibility
The following cannot be candidates for deputies or senators:Article 235 Causes for Ineligibility
The following are ineligible to run as candidates for president or vice president of the Republic:Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Paraguay is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.
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