Fundamental Freedoms

"Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

a) freedom of conscience and religion;
b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
d) freedom of association. "

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

"Congress shall make no law respecting and establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The First Amendment to the American constitution, passed in 1791

Everyone shall be guaranteed the right to freedom of conscience, freedom of religious worship, including the right to profess, individually or jointly with others, any religion, or to profess no religion, to freely choose, possess and disseminate religious or other beliefs, and to act in conformity with them.

Article 29

  • Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought and speech.
  • Propaganda or campaigning inciting social, racial, national or religious hatred and strife is impermissible. The propaganda of social, racial, national, religious or language superiority is forbidden.
  • No one may be coerced into expressing one's views and convictions or into renouncing them.
  • Everyone shall have the right to seek, get, transfer, produce and disseminate information by any lawful means. The list of information constituting the state secret shall be established by the federal law.
  • The freedom of the mass media shall be guaranteed. Censorship shall be prohibited. "

Article 28,29 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation (1993)

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