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Constitution of the Republic of Honduras (1982)

Title III, Chapter VII, Article 145:

“The right to the protection of one’s health is hereby recognized. It is everyone’s duty to participate in the promotion and preservation of individual and community health. The State shall maintain a satisfactory environment for the protection of everyone’s health.”*

*The Constitution of the Republic of Honduras was amended in 2012 to include “Consequently, access to water and sanitation are declared to be a human right. Their enjoyment and use shall be equitable with preference to human consumption. Therefore, the preservation of sources of water is guaranteed such that they shall not put life and public health at risk.”

Title V, Chapter X, Article 274:

“The armed forces shall be subject to the provisions of the law establishing them and of the other laws and regulations governing their operation. They shall cooperate with the the Executive Power in the tasks of literacy training, education, agriculture, protection of the environment, highways, communications, health, and agrarian reform.”*

*The Constitution of the Republic of Honduras was amended in 1999 to read “They shall cooperate with the Secretaries of the Cabinet and other institutions at the order of the same in the tasks of literacy training, education, agriculture, protection of the environment, highways, communications, health, and agrarian reform.”