State Treaty for the Re-establishment of an Independent and Democratic Austria, 15 maggio 1955.
*) Arts.4,7 para.2, 3, 4,8,9 and 10 have pursuant to the Federal constitutional law, BGBl.No.59/1964, the force of a constitutional law.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, and France, hereinafter referred to as “the Allied and Associated Powers”, of the one part and Austria, of the other part;
1.Austria shall take all measures necessary to secure o all persons under Austrian jurisdiction, without distinction as o race, sex, language or religion, the enjoyment of human rights and of the fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, of press and publication, of religious worship, of political opinion and of public meeting.
2.Austria further undertakes that the laws in force in Austria shall not, either in their content
or in their application, discriminate or entail any discrimination between persons of Austrian
nationality on the ground of heir race, sex, language or religion, whether in reference to their persons, property, business, professional or financial interests, status, political or civil rights or any other matter.
Austria shall have a democratic government based on elections by secret ballot and shall guarantee to all citizens free, equal and universal suffrage as well as the right o be elected to public office without discrimination as to race, sex, language, religion or political opinion.