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Article XII – The guarantee of the rights of man and of the citizen necessitates a public force: this force is thus instituted for the advantage of all and not for the particular utility of those in whom it is trusted.




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French
Article XII – La garantie des droits de l’homme et du citoyen nécessite une force publique : cette force est donc instituée pour l’avantage de tous et non pour l’utilité particulière de ceux auxquels elle est confiée.

German
Artikel 12 – Die Gewährleistung der Menschen- und Bürgerrechte erfordert eine öffentliche Gewalt; diese Gewalt ist also zum Vorteil aller eingesetzt und nicht zum besonderen Nutzen derer, denen sie anvertraut ist.

Italian
Art. XII – La garanzia dei diritti dell'uomo e del cittadino rende necessaria una pubblica forza; questa è dunque costituita per il vantaggio di tutti, e non per particolare utilità di quelli, cui essa è confidata.

Spanish
Art. XII – Siendo necesaria una fuerza pública para dar protección a los derechos del Hombre y del Ciudadano, se constituirá esta fuerza en beneficio de todos, y no para el provecho particular de las personas a las que ha sido confiada.




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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.
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Article II – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
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Article III – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.
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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.
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Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.
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