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Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (1980)

Chapter XII, Part 2, Title 1, Article 149J:

“1. Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to his or her health or well-being.

2. The State shall protect the environment, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures designed to-

a. prevent pollution and ecological degradation;
b. promote conservation; and
c. secure sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

3. It shall not be an infringement of a person’s rights under paragraph (1) if, by reason only of an allergic condition or other peculiarity, the environment is harmful to that person’s health or well-being.”