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Constitution of Georgia (excerpts)

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Article 24
1. Everyone has the right to freely receive and impart information, to express and impart his/her
opinion orally, in writing or by in any other means.
2. Mass media shall be free. The censorship shall be impermissible.
3. Neither the state nor particular individuals shall have the right to monopolise mass media or
means of dissemination of information.
4. The exercise of the rights enumerated in the first and second paragraphs of the present Article
may be restricted by law on such conditions which are necessary in a democratic society in the
interests of ensuring state security, territorial integrity or public safety, for preventing of crime, for the
protection of the rights and dignity of others, for prevention of the disclosure of information
acknowledged as confidential or for ensuring the independence and impartiality of justice.

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Article 37
1. Everyone shall have the right to enjoy health insurance as a means of accessible medical aid. In the
cases determined in accordance with a procedure prescribed by law, free medical aid shall be provided.
2. The state shall control all institutions of health protection and the production and trade of medicines.
3. Everyone shall have the right to live in healthy environment and enjoy natural and cultural
surroundings. Everyone shall be obliged to care for natural and cultural environment.
4. With the view of ensuring safe environment, in accordance with ecological and economic interests
of society, with due regard to the interests of the current and future generations the state shall
guarantee the protection of environment and the rational use of nature.
5. A person shall have the right to receive a complete, objective and timely information as to a state of
his/her working and living environment.

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Article 41
1. Every citizen of Georgia shall have the right to become acquainted, in accordance with a procedure
prescribed by law, with the information about him/her stored in state institutions as well as official
documents existing there unless they contain state, professional or commercial secret.
2. The information existing on official papers pertaining to individual’s health, his/her finances or
other private matters, shall not be accessible to any one without the consent of the individual in
question except in the cases determined by law, when it is necessary for ensuring the state security or
public safety, for the protection of health, rights and freedoms of others.