France

Constitution de la République Française [Constitution of the French Republic], adopted and enacted 1958.
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Year of adoption: 1958
Year of entry into force: 1958
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PREAMBLE
The French people solemnly proclaim their attachment to the Rights of Man and the principles of national sovereignty as defined by the Declaration of 1789, confirmed and complemented by the Preamble to the Constitution of 1946, and to the rights and duties as defined in the Charter for the Environment of 2004.

The Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of 26 August 1789

Article First. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be based only on considerations of the common good.
Article 2. The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of Man. These rights are Liberty, Property, Safety and Resistance to Oppression.

Charter for the Environment of 2004

Article 1. Everyone has the right to live in a balanced environment which shows due respect for health.

 

 

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