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Constitution of Costa Rica (1949)

Title V, Article 50:

“The State shall procure the greatest welfare of all inhabitants of the country, organizing and promoting production and the most adequate
distribution of wealth.  Every person has the right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment,…”

“… being therefore entitled to denounce any acts that may infringe said right and claim redress for the damage caused.
The State shall guarantee, defend and preserve that right.  The Law shall establish the appropriate responsibilities and penalties.”

*As amended by Article 1°, Law No. 7412, June 3, 1994

Title V, Article 50:

“Every person has the right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment. The State shall guarantee, defend and preserve this right. The law will determine the corresponding responsibilities and sanctions…”