Cambodia

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Unofficial Translation, Version Supervised by the Constitutional Council. March 2010.
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Article 31.

The Kingdom of Cambodia recognizes and respects human rights as enshrined in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human rights and all the treaties and conventions related to human rights, women’s rights and children’s rights.

Khmer citizens are equal before the law, enjoying the same rights, liberties and duties regardless of race, color, sex, language, beliefs, religions, political tendencies, birth origin, social status, wealth or other situations. The exercise of personal rights and liberties by any individual shall not adversely affect the rights and freedom of others. The exercise of such rights and liberties shall be in accordance with the law.

Article 32.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. In any case, there shall be no death penalty.

Article 33.

Khmer citizen shall not be deprived of his/her nationality, exiled, or arrested to be extradited to a foreign country, except in case of mutual agreement. Khmer citizen residing abroad enjoys the protection of the State.

Article 35.

Khmer citizens of both sexes have the right to participate actively in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the nation.

Article 36.

Khmer citizens of both sexes have the right to choose any employment according to their ability and to the needs of the society.

Article 40.

Citizen’s freedom to travel, far or near, and to legally settle down shall be respected.

Article 41.

Khmer citizens shall have the freedom to express their personal opinions, the freedom of press, of publication and of assembly. No one can take abusively advantage of these rights to impinge on dignity of others, to affect the good mores and custom of society, public order and national security.

The regime of the media shall be regulated by law.

Article 42.

Khmer citizens shall have the right to create associations and political parties. This right shall be determined by law.

Article 43.

Khmer citizens of both sexes shall have the full right of belief.

Freedom of belief and religious practice shall be guaranteed by the State, provided that such freedom and religious practice do not impinge on other beliefs or religions, on public order and security.

Buddhism is State’s religion.

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