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Constitution of Libya – 2: Rights and Public Freedoms

Part Two
Rights and Public Freedoms

Article 7
Human rights and  basic freedoms shall be respected by the State. The state shall commit itself to join the international and regional declarations and charters which protect such rights and freedoms. The State shall endeavor to promulgate new charters which shall honor the human being as being God’s successor on Earth.

Article 8
The State shall guarantee for every citizen equal opportunities and shall provide an appropriate standard of living. The State shall also guarantee the right of work, education, medical care, and social security, the right of intellectual and private property. The State shall further guarantee the fair distribution of national wealth among citizens, and among the different cities and districts thereof.

Article 9
Defense of the motherland, safeguarding national unity, keeping the civil, constitutional and democratic system, abiding by civil values, combating tribal, kindred and eminent bias shall be the duty of each and every citizen.

Article 10
The State shall guarantee the right of asylum by virtue of the law. The extradition of political refugees shall be prohibited.

Article 11
Dwelling houses and homes shall have their sanctity and they may not be entered or inspected except in cases prescribed by the law and according to the manner set forth therein. Caring for the public and private funds shall be the duty of each and every citizen.

Article 12
The law shall protect the inviolability of the private life of citizens, and the State shall not spy on the same except by a causal judicial warrant in accordance with the provisions of the law.

Article 13
Correspondence, telephone calls and other means of communication shall have their own sanctity and their secrecy shall be guaranteed. They may not be confiscated or monitored except by a causal judicial warrant and for a definite period in accordance with the provisions of the law.

Article 14
Freedom of opinion for individuals and groups, freedom of scientific research, freedom of communication, liberty of the press, printing, publication and mass media, freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom of demonstration and freedom of peaceful strike shall be guaranteed by the State in accordance with the law.

Article 15
The State shall guarantee the freedom of forming political parties, societies and other civil societies, and a law shall be promulgated to regulate the same. The establishment of clandestine or armed societies, or societies in violation of public system or of public morals and others which may be detrimental to the State or the unity of the State shall be prohibited.

Article 16
Property shall be inviolable. No owner may be prevented from disposing of his property except within the limits of the law.

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