COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Liechtenstein/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.1 Constitution

Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy which runs on a democratic and parliamentary basis. Even if the actual word "culture" does not appear, the state's cultural mandate can be deduced in Article 14 of the 1921 Constitution stipulating the duty "to promote the overall welfare of the People".

The cultural mandate is likewise not explicitly formulated in the current 2003 version. However, according to Article 14, the state will "support the general welfare of the People" as a state mandate, just as Article 15 and 16 include diligence regarding education and schooling. The cultural mandate is also indicated by the general rights of individuals: freedom of belief and conscience, free expression of opinion and ideas, free association and assembly.

Article 3 of the Constitution ensures cultural independence, freedom and diversity.


Chapter published: 12-11-2014

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