Slovenia

Ustava Republike Slovenije [Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia], adopted and enacted 1991.
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Article 14* (Equality before the Law)

In Slovenia everyone shall be guaranteed equal human rights and fundamental freedoms irrespective of national origin, race, sex, language, religion, political or other conviction, material standing, birth, education, social status, disability or any other personal circumstance.

Article 17 (Inviolability of Human Life)

Human life is inviolable. There is no capital punishment in Slovenia.

Article 18 (Prohibition of Torture)

No one may be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment. The conducting of medical or other scientific experiments on any person without his free consent is prohibited.

Article 19 (Protection of Personal Liberty)

Everyone has the right to personal liberty.

Article 22 (Equal Protection of Rights)

Everyone shall be guaranteed equal protection of rights in any proceeding before a court and before other state authorities, local community authorities and bearers of public authority that decide on his rights, duties or legal interests.

Article 35 (Protection of Right to Privacy and Personality Rights)

The inviolability of the physical and mental integrity of every person, his privacy and personality rights shall be guaranteed.

Article 49 (Freedom of Work)

Freedom of work shall be guaranteed. Everyone shall choose his employment freely. Everyone shall have access under equal conditions to any position of employment. Forced labour shall be prohibited.

Article 50* (Right to Social Security)

Citizens have the right to social security, including the right to a pension, under conditions provided by law. The state shall regulate compulsory health, pension, disability and other social insurance, and shall ensure its proper functioning.

Article 51 (Right to Health Care)

Everyone has the right to health care under conditions provided by law. The rights to health care from public funds shall be provided by law. No one may be compelled to undergo medical treatment except in cases provided by law.

Article 52 (Rights of Disabled Persons)

Disabled persons shall be guaranteed protection and work-training in accordance with the law. Physically or mentally handicapped children and other severely disabled persons have the right to education and training for an active life in society.

Article 53 (Marriage and the Family)

Marriage is based on the equality of spouses. Marriages shall be solemnised before an empowered state authority. Marriage and the legal relations within it and the family, as well as those within an extramarital union, shall be regulated by law. The state shall protect the family, motherhood, fatherhood, children and young people and shall create the necessary conditions for such protection.

Article 56 (Rights of Children)

Children shall enjoy special protection and care. Children shall enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms consistent with their age and maturity. Children shall be guaranteed special protection from economic, social, physical, mental or other exploitation and abuse. Such protection shall be regulated by law. Children and minors who are not cared for by their parents, who have no parents or who are without proper family care shall enjoy the special protection of the state.

Their position shall be regulated by law.

Article 57 (Education and Schooling)

Freedom of education shall be guaranteed. Primary education is compulsory and shall be financed from public funds. The state shall create the opportunities for citizens to obtain a proper education.

Article 66 (Security of Employment)

The state shall create opportunities for employment and work, and shall ensure the protection of both by law.

Article 72 (Healthy Living Environment)
Everyone has the right in accordance with the law to a healthy living environment.

Article 78 (Proper Housing)
The state shall create opportunities for citizens to obtain proper housing.

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