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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

(The consolidated text published in "Narodne novine" (the Official Gazette), No. 41/01 of May 7, 2001 together with its corrections published in "Narodne novine" No. 55 of June 15, 2001 )

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III. PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 14

Everyone in the Republic of Croatia shall enjoy rights and freedoms, regardless of race, color, gender, language, religion, political or other belief, national or social origin, property, birth, education, social status or other characteristics.

All shall be equal before the law.

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2. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS

Article 21

Every human being has the right to life.

In the Republic of Croatia there shall be no capital punishment.

Article 22

Freedom and personality of everyone shall be inviolable.

No one shall be deprived of liberty, nor may his liberty be restricted, except upon a court decision in accordance with law.

Article 23

No one shall be subjected to any form of maltreatment or, without his consent, to medical or scientific experimentation.

Forced and compulsory labor shall be forbidden.

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Article 27

The Bar, as an autonomous and independent service, shall provide everyone with legal aid, in conformity with law.

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Article 35

Everyone shall be guaranteed respect for and legal protection of personal and family life, dignity, reputation and honor.

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Article 37

Everyone shall be guaranteed the safety and secrecy of personal data. Without consent from the person concerned, personal data may be collected, processed and used only under conditions specified by law.

Protection of data and supervision of the work of information systems in the State shall be regulated by law.

The use of personal data contrary to the purpose of their collection shall be prohibited.

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3. ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

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Article 64

Everyone shall have the duty to protect children and helpless persons.

Children may not be employed before reaching the legally determined age, nor may they be forced or allowed to do work which is harmful to their health or morality.

Young people, mothers and disabled persons shall be entitled to special protection at work.

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