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Côte d’Ivoire

Constitution of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire(2000)

Title I, Chapter I, Article 27:

“It is recognized that everyone throughout the national territory has the right to a healthy environment. The transit, importation or illegal storage and dumping of toxic waste on the national territory constitute crimes that are not subject to any statute of limitations.”

Title I, Chapter II, Article 40:

“The protection of the environment and the promotion of the quality of life are a duty for the community and for each natural or legal person.

The State is committed to protecting its maritime space, its waterways, its natural parks as well as its historic sites and monuments against any form of degradation.

The State and public communities take the necessary measures to safeguard the fauna and flora.

Where there may be a risk of harm that could seriously and irreversibly affect the environment, the State and public communities are required to assess the potential harm and to adopt the necessary preventive measures by applying the precautionary principle.”