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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789




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Article V – La loi n’a le droit de défendre que les actions nuisibles à la société. Tout ce qui n’est pas défendu par la loi ne peut être empêché, et nul ne peut être contraint à faire ce qu’elle n’ordonne pas.”
- Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen de 1789

German
Artikel 5 – Das Gesetz darf nur solche Handlungen verbieten, die der Gesellschaft schaden. Alles, was durch das Gesetz nicht verboten ist, darf nicht verhindert werden, und niemand kann gezwungen werden zu tun, was es nicht befiehlt.”
- Erklärung der Menschen- und Bürgerrechte von 1789

Italian
Art. V – La legge ha il diritto di proibire le sole azioni nocive alla società; e tutto ciò che dalla legge non è proibito non può essere impedito, e niuno costretto a far quello che essa non impone.”

Spanish
Art. V – La Ley sólo tiene derecho a prohibir las acciones perjudiciales a la Sociedad. Lo que no está prohibido por la Ley no puede ser impedido. Nadie puede ser obligado a aquello que la Ley no ordena.”




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