Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Religion Provisions of the Constitution of the Dominican Republic

One of my current research projects involves analysis of the religion provisions of various constitutions enacted since the year 2000. From time to time on this blog, I'll post extracts of those provisions arranged according to categories such as "Religious Freedom" (guarantee of individual rights), "Established Religion" (joining religion and government), "Establishment Clause" (separating religion and government), "Ceremonial Deism" (symbolic references to religion that have little or no legal effect), "Equal Protection of Religion" (non-discrimination guarantees), "Preamble", "Religious Education", and "Religious Limitations".

Here we have the religion provisions of the Constitution of the Dominican Republic.


We, the representatives of the people of the Dominican Republic, freely and democratically elected, gathered in the National Assembly for Revision of the Constitution; invoking the name of God;

Equal Protection Religion

Article 39. Right to Equality. All persons are born free and equal before the law and shall receive the same protection and treatment from institutions, authorities and other persons, and shall enjoy the same rights, freedoms and opportunities, without discrimination due to gender, skin color, age, disability, national origin, family ties, language, religion,

Religious Freedom

Article 45. Freedom of Conscience and Religion. The State guarantees the freedom of conscience and religion, subject to the need for public order and respect for public morals.

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