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Yemen - Constitution

Adopted on: 16 May 1991

Article 2

Islam is the religion of the state and Arabic is its official language.
Article 27
All citizens are equal before the law. They are equal in public rights and duties. There shall be no discrimination between them based on sex, color, ethnic origin, language, occupation, social status, or religion.
Article 37
All citizens have the right to education. This right shall be guaranteed by the state, through the establishment of different schools and educational and cultural institutions. The state shall particularly emphasize taking care of youth and protecting them from deviation, providing them with religious, mental, and physical education and creating the proper conditions for the development of their abilities in all fields.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Yemen is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 
 


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