Declaration of Human and Citizen's Rights turns 230

Maintained as a text reference for sealing the rights of individuals, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, which was inspired by the American announcement of 1776 and the philosophical precepts of the seventeenth century, completes 230 years. The text marks, together with the decrees of 4 and 11 August, the suspension of feudal rights and elaborates a series of new projects.

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The declaration consists of a preamble and 17 articles that give rights of liberty, security and resistance to oppression . Although the French summit used the text as the basis for its constitution in 1791, some of its principles were reneged. But in fact, the text approved on 26 August 1789 remained a source of inspiration for the institutions of France and is also present at the European Convention on Human Rights, signed in Rome on 4 November 1950.

Article 4 - Freedom consists in being able to do everything that does not harm the other: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits but those that assure the other members of society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.

The wording of Article 4 of the Constitution shows us, in short, what were its main wishes with the declaration, which can certainly continue to inspire several nations.