are in the MOST Phase I website (1994-2003).
The MOST Phase II website is available at: www.unesco.org/shs/most.
The Concluding Document of the Vienna Meeting of the CSCE was adopted 19 January 1989.
Questions relating to Security in Europe - Principles
(16) In order to ensure the freedom of the individual to profess and practise religion or belief, the participating States will, inter alia,
(16.2) - foster a climate of mutual tolerance and respect between believers of different communities as well as between believers and non-believers;
(16.3) - grant upon their request to communities of believers, practising or prepared to practise their faith within the constitutional framework of their States, recognition of the status provided for them in their respective countries;
(16.4) - respect the right of these religious communities to
(16.5) - engage in consultations with religious faiths, institutions and organizations in order to achieve a better understanding of the requirements of religious freedom;
(16.6) - respect the right of everyone to give and receive religious education in the language of his choice, whether individually or in association with others;
(16.7) - in this context respect, inter alia, the liberty of parents to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions;
(16.8) - allow the training of religious personnel in appropriate institutions;
(16.9) - respect the right of individual believers and communities of believers to acquire, possess, and use sacred books, religious publications in the language of their choice and other articles and materials related to the practice of religion or belief,
(16.10) - allow religious faiths, institutions and organizations to produce, import and disseminate religious publications and materials;
(16.11) - favourably consider the interest of religious communities to participate in public dialogue, including through the mass media.
(17) The participating States recognize that the exercise of the above-mentioned rights relating to the freedom of religion or belief may be subject only to such limitations as are provided by law and consistent with their obligations under international law and with their international commitments. They will ensure in their laws and regulations and in their application the full and effective exercise of the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief.
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