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São Tomé and Príncipe

Constitution of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (1975)

Part II, Title III, Article 48, Section 1:

“All have the right to housing and to a human life environment and the duty to defend it.”

Part II, Title III, Article 50, Section 2:

“In accordance with the National System of Health, it shall be incumbent upon the State to promote Public Health aimed at the physical and mental well-being of the populations and their balanced integration into the socio-ecological environment in which they live.”

*The solidarity environmental right was moved from Article 48 in the 1990 revision of the constitution to Article 49 with the promulgation of amendments in 2003.