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The Constitution of the Slovak Republic of 3 September 1992



Mindful of the spiritual bequest of Cyril and Methodius, and the historical legacy of Great Moravia,
Thus we, the citizens of the Slovak Republic, have, herewith and through our representatives, adopted this Constitution :

Article 1

The Slovak Republic is a sovereign, democratic state governed by the rule of law. It is not bound to any ideology or religion.
2. The Slovak Republic acknowledges and adheres to general rules of international law, international treaties by which it is bound, and its other international obligations

Article 12

2. Fundamental rights shall be guaranteed in the Slovak Republic to everyone regardless of sex, race, colour, language, belief and religion, political affiliation or other conviction, national or social origin, nationality or ethnic origin, property, descent or any other status. No one shall be aggrieved, discriminated against or favoured on any of these grounds.

Article 24

1. Freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief shall be guaranteed. This right shall include the right to change religion or belief and the right to refrain from a religious affiliation. Everyone shall have the right to express his or her mind publicly.
2. Everyone shall have the right to manifest freely his or her religion or belief either alone or in association with others, privately or publicly, in worship, religious acts, maintaining ceremonies or to participate in teaching.
3. Churches and ecclesiastical communities shall administer their own affairs themselves ; in particular, they shall establish their bodies, appoint clericals, provide for theological education and establish religious orders and other clerical institutions independent from the state authorities.
4. The exercise of rights under paragraphs 1 to 3 may be restricted only by a law, if it is regarding a measure necessary in a democratic society for the protection of public order, health and morals or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

Article 25

2. No one shall be forced to perform military service if it is contrary to his or her conscience or religion. A law shall lay down the details.

(Translation : Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic)