Eritrea

Constitution of Eritrea, adopted and enacted 1997.
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Article 14 – Equality under the Law
1. All persons are equal under the law.
2. No person may be discriminated against on account of race, ethnic origin, language, colour, gender, religion, disability,
age, political view, or social or economic status or any other improper factors.

Article 15 – Right to Life and Liberty
1. No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.
2. No person shall be deprived of liberty without due process of law.

Article 16 – Right to Human Dignity
1. The dignity of all persons shall be inviolable.
2. No person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
3. No person shall be held in slavery or servitude nor shall any person be required to perform forced labour not authorised by law.

Article 18 – Right to Privacy
1. Every person shall have the right to privacy.

Article 21 – Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and
Responsibilities
1. Every citizen shall have the right of equal access to publicly funded social services. The State shall endeavor, within the limit of its resources, to make available to all citizens health, education, cultural and other social services.
2. The State shall secure, within available means, the social welfare of all citizens and particularly those disadvantaged.

Article 22 – Family
1. The family is the natural and fundamental unit of society and is entitled to the protection and special care of the State and society.

 

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