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[unofficial translation]

CONSTITUTION

OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

The following text is the English translation of the Constitution of Tajikistan adopted by the government of Tajikistan on November 06, 1994, incl.amendments of 1999

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PART TWO:

BASIC DUTIES OF INDIVIDUALS AND CITIZENS

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Article 17. All are equal before the law and the courts. The state guarantees the rights and freedoms of every person regardless of nationality, race, sex, language, religious beliefs, political persuasion, social status, knowledge, and property. Men and women have the same rights.

Article 18. Every person has the right to life. No one can be deprived of life except by order of the court for the gravest crime. The state guarantees the inviolability of a person. No one will be subjected to torture, punishment, and inhuman treatment. It is prohibited to subject a person to forced medical or scientific experiments.

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Article 21. The law shall safeguard the rights of the victim. The state guarantees judicial protection and compensation to the victim.

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Article 35. Every person has the right to work, to choose their profession or job, and to have work protection. Wages for work cannot be less than the minimum wage. Any limitation is prohibited in labor relations. Equal wages shall be paid for the same work. Forced labor is not permitted, except in cases defined by law. Using women and child labor is prohibited in heavy and underground works and in harmful conditions.

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