UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

Wednesday, 25 November, 1981

This declaration guarantees the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The prohibition of discrimination includes not only that by the state but also by any "institution, group of persons, or person." states are bound to take measures "to prevent and eliminate discrimination [...] in all fields of civil, economic, political, social and cultural life." It was adopted by the General Assembly resolution 36/55 of 25 November 1981.

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