Rwanda

Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda, adopted and enacted 2003.
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Article: 11

All Rwandans are born and remain free and equal in rights and duties.

Discrimination of whatever kind based on, inter alia, ethnic origin, tribe, clan, colour, sex, region, social origin, religion or faith, opinion, economic status, culture, language, social status, physical or mental disability or any other form of discrimination is prohibited and punishable by law.

Article: 12

Every person has the right to life. No person shall be arbitrarily deprived of life.

Article: 15

Every person has the right to physical and mental integrity.

No person shall be subjected to torture, physical abuse or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

No one shall be subjected to experimentation without his or her informed consent. The modalities of such consent and experiments are determined by law.

Article: 16

All human beings are equal before the law. They shall enjoy, without any discrimination, equal protection of the law.

Article: 18

The person’s liberty is guaranteed by the State.

Article: 22

The private life, family, home or correspondence of a person shall not be subjected to arbitrary interference; his or her honour and good reputation shall be respected.

Article: 27

The family, which is the natural foundation of Rwandan society, is protected by the State.

Article: 28

Every child is entitled to special measures of protection by his or her family, society and the State that are necessary, depending on the status of the child, under national and international law.

Article: 37

Every person has the right to free choice of employment.

Persons with the same competence and ability have a right to equal pay for equal work without discrimination.

Article: 40
Every person has the right to education.

Article: 41

All citizens have the right and duties relating to health. The State has the duty of mobilizing the population for activities aimed at promoting good health and to assist in the implementation of these activities.

Article: 49

Every citizen is entitled to a healthy and satisfying environment.

Article: 50

Every citizen has the right to activities that promote national culture.

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