The Family

ARTICLE 259:
The State protects the family, which is the foundation of society.

ARTICLE 260:
It must also protect all families regardless of whether they are constituted within the bonds of marriage. It must endeavor to aid and assist mothers, children and the aged.

ARTICLE 261:
The law ensures protection for all children. Any child is entitled to love, affection, understanding and moral and physical care grow its father and mother.

ARTICLE 262:
A family Code must be drawn up to ensure protection and respect for the rights of the family and to define procedures of the search for affiliation. Courts and other Government agencies charged with the protection of these rights must be accessible free of charge at the level of the smallest territorial division.