Appendix A: Lebanon Taef Constitution
THE LEBANESE CONSTITUTION
Promulgated on May 23, 1926
(Introduced by the Constitutional Law of September 21, 1990)
A)Lebanon is a sovereign, free, and independent country. It is a final homeland for all its citizens. It is unified in its territory, people, and institutions within the boundaries defined in this constitution and recognized internationally.
B)Lebanon is Arab in its identity and in its affiliation. It is a founding and active member of the League of Arab States and abides by its pacts and covenants. Lebanon is also a founding and active member of the United Nations Organization and abides by its covenants and by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Government shall embody these principles in all fields and areas without exception.
C)Lebanon is a parliamentary democratic republic based on respect for public liberties, especially the freedom of opinion and belief, and respect for social justice and equality of rights and duties among all citizens without discrimination.
D)The people are the source of authority and sovereignty; they shall exercise these powers through the constitutional institutions.
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