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Convention For Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

The European Convention For Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was adopted by the Council of Europe on 4 November 1950 and entered into force on 3 September 1953. 

Article 9 Freedom of thought, conscience and religion  

    1 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance. 
    2 Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs shall be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
Article 14 Prohibition of discrimination 
    The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status. 
     
Source: ETS No. 5. The full text version of the European Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms can be found on the Internet site of the Council of Europe.


Protocol to the Convention For Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No.11

Entry into force: 18. May 1954.

Article 2 Right to education 

    No person shall be denied the right to education. In the exercise of any functions which it assumes in relation to education and to teaching, the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.
Source: ETS No. 9. The full text version of the Protocol to the European Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms can be found on the Internet site of the Council of Europe. 
 


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