Declare that the human person, without distinction as to race, religion, sex or belief, possesses
inalienable and sacred rights;

Affirm our attachment to the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, the Charter of the United Nations and The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, and
all duly ratified international conventions relating thereto, in particular, to the following principles:

- all persons shall have equal rights and obligations. The State shall provide all its citizens with the
conditions necessary for their development;

- the State shall ensure the protection of minorities and shall preserve the rights of indigenous
populations in accordance with the law;

- freedom and security shall be guaranteed to each individual, subject to respect for the rights of others
and the higher interests of the State;

- every person shall have the right to settle in any place and to move about freely, subject to the statutory
provisions concerning public law and order, security and tranquillity;

- the home is inviolate. No search may be conducted except by virtue of the law;

- the privacy of all correspondence is inviolate. No interference may be allowed except by virtue of
decisions emanating from the Judicial Power;

- no person may be compelled to do what the law does not prescribe;

- no person may be prosecuted, arrested or detained except in the cases and according to the manner
determined by law;

- the law may not have retrospective effect. No person may be judged and punished, except by virtue of
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