Netherlands

Grondwet voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden [Constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands], adopted and enacted 1983.
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Year of adoption: 1983
Year of entry into force: 1983
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Article 1
All persons in the Netherlands shall be treated equally in equal circumstances. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief, political opinion, race or sex or on any other grounds whatsoever shall not be permitted.

Article 10
1. Everyone shall have the right to respect for his privacy, without prejudice to restrictions laid down by or pursuant to Act of Parliament.

Article 11
Everyone shall have the right to inviolability of his person, without prejudice to restrictions laid down by or pursuant to Act of Parliament.

Article 22
1. The authorities shall take steps to promote the health of the population.
2. It shall be the concern of the authorities to provide sufficient living accommodation.
3. The authorities shall promote social and cultural development and leisure activities.

Article 23
1. Education shall be the constant concern of the Government.
2. All persons shall be free to provide education, without prejudice to the authorities’ right of supervision and, with regard to forms of education designated by law, their right to examine the competence and moral integrity of teachers, to be regulated by Act of Parliament.

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