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CONSOLIDATED VERSION

OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA

INTEGRATING THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

 

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Article 10

1. In the Republic of Albania there is no official religion.

2. The state is neutral in questions of belief and conscience, and also, it guarantees the freedom of their expression in public life.

3. The state recognizes the equality of religious communities.

4. The state and the religious communities mutually respect the independence of one another and work together for the good of each of them and for all.

5. Relations between the state and religious communities are regulated on the basis of agreements achieved between their representatives and the Council of Ministers. These agreements are ratified by the Assembly.

6. Religious communities are legal entities. They have independence in the administration of their properties according to their principles, rules and canons, to the extent that interests of third parties are not infringed.

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Article 18

1. All are equal before the law.

2. No one may be discriminated against for reasons mentioned in paragraph 2 whether reasonable and objective legal grounds do not exist.

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Article 24

1. Freedom of conscience and of religion is guaranteed.

2. Everyone is free to choose or to change his religion or beliefs, as well as to express them individually or collectively, in public or private life, through cult, education, practices or the performance of rituals.

3. No one may be compelled or prohibited to take part in a religious community or in religious practices or to make his beliefs or faith public. 

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