Säulen Österreichisches Parlament, Foto: Anna Konrath

WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTION?

A constitution is a special law which regulates the basis for…
Adler Nationalratssitzungssaal, Foto: Anna Konrath

FREEDOM

The history of democratic constitutions is inseparable from people’s…
Erklärung der Menschenrechte, Österreichisches Parlament, Foto: Anna Konrath

EQUALITY OF RIGHTS

  All human beings are born free and equal in dignity…
Brunnen vor dem Österreichischen Parlament, Foto: Anna Konrath

THE STRUCTURE OF THE STATE

The Republic of Austria is a state – which means that it has…
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REPUBLIC

Article 1 of the Austrian Federal Constitution of 1920 states…
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WELFARE STATE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

„Social justice“ is a frequent topic in political discussions…
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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

If the constitution and the state under the rule of law are to…
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AUSTRIA IN GLOBAL CONTEXT

The Republic of Austria is an independent state (see the text…
Allegorie der Gesetzgebung, Österreichisches Parlament, Foto: Anna Konrath

THE STATE UNDER THE RULE OF LAW

Austria is a democratic state under the rule of law. In a state…
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FREEDOM OF RELIGION, CONSCIENCE, THOUGHT AND BELIEF

The freedoms of thought, conscience, belief and religion are…