Haiti

Constitution of the Republic of Haiti, adopted and enacted 1987 (Haiti).
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Year of adoption: 1987
Year of entry into force: 1987
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ARTICLE 19:
The State has the absolute obligation to guarantee the right to life, health, and respect of the human person for all citizens without distinction, in conformity with the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man.

ARTICLE 22:
The State recognizes the right of every citizen to decent housing, education, food and social security.

ARTICLE 23:
The State has the obligation to ensure for all citizens in all territorial divisions appropriate means to ensure protection, maintenance and restoration of their health by establishing hospitals, health centers and dispensaries.

ARTICLE 24:
Individual liberty is guaranteed and protected by the State.

ARTICLE 32:
The State guarantees the right to education. It sees to the physical, intellectual, moral, professional, social and civic training of the population.

ARTICLE 35:
Freedom to work is guaranteed. every citizen has the obligation to engage in work of his choice to meet his own and his family’s needs, and to cooperate with the State in the establishment of a social security system.

 

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