The Constitution of Guinea contains provisions for the protection of the environment. Article 16 of the constitution reads: “Every person has the right to a healthy and lasting environment and the duty to defend it. The State sees to the protection of the environment”.
Article 17 states: “The transit, the importation, the storage, the dumping on the national territory of toxic waste or pollutants, and all agreements relative to the matter constitute a crime against the Nation. The applicable sanctions are specified by the law”.
Article 21 ensures that all citizens “have the right to the preservation of their patrimony, of their culture and of their environment”.