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Basic laws

  • Law of December 9, 1905
    Article 1: The Republic ensures the liberty of conscience. It guarantees the free exercise of religion, under restrictions prescribed by the interest in public order.
    Article 2: The Republic does not recognize, remunerate, or subsidize any religious denomination
  • Article 10 of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen of 1789: no one should be harassed about his or her opinions, including religious opinions.
  • Article 2 of the Constitution of 4 October 1958: France is a "secular" state that "assures equality before the law for all citizens without distinction based on origin, race or religion."

    This law are also available at the Legifrance site

Human and Constitutional Rights Resource Page

Comparative Bills of Rights ||Freedom of Religion