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Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (1999)

Title III, Chapter IX, Article 127:

“It is the right and duty of each generation to protect and maintain the environment for its own benefit and that of the world of the future. Everyone has the right, individually and collectively, to enjoy life and a safe, healthy and ecologically balanced environment. The State shall protect the environment, biological and genetic diversity, ecological processes, national parks and natural monuments, and other areas of particular ecological importance. the genome of a living being shall not be patentable, and the field shall be regulated by the law relating to the principles of bioethics. It is a fundamental duty of the State, with the active participation of society, to ensure that the population develops in an environment free of contamination, in which the air, water, soil, coasts, the climate, the ozone layer and living species receive special protection, in accordance with law.”