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Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (1999)

Chapter 1, Article 4:

“Every person has the right to live in an environment that is adequate for his or her development and well-being.”

*This provision was added to Article 4 on June 28th, 1999.

Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 4:

“Any person has the right of access, provision and drainage of water for personal and domestic consumption in a sufficient, healthy, acceptable and affordable manner. The State will guarantee such right and the law will define the bases, subsidies and modality for the equitable and sustainable access and use of the freshwater resources, establishing the participation of the Federation, local governments and municipalities, as well as the participation of the citizens for the achievement of such purposes.”

Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 27:

“The Nation shall … [take] necessary measures …to prevent the destruction of natural resources.”