Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, Article 1

1.1 Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have a religion or whatever belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching. 1.2 No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have a religion or belief of his choice. 1.3 Freedom to manifest one's religion or belief may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.