The basic components of the Kuwaiti society
Justice, freedom and equality are the pillars of society.
Article 8 The
State shall safeguard the pillars of society and guarantee security, tranquility and equal opportunities for citizens.
Article 9 The
family is the foundation of society, based on religion, morality and patriotism.
The State shall protect the young and protect him from exploitation and protect him from moral, physical and spiritual neglect.
Article 11 The
State shall guarantee aid to citizens in the event of old age, sickness or incapacity to work.
Article 12 The
State shall preserve the Islamic and Arab heritage and shall contribute to the upgrading of human civilization.
Education is a cornerstone of the progress of society, guaranteed and sponsored by the State.
The State shall sponsor science, literature and the arts and encourage scientific research.
Article 15 The
State shall deal with public health and means of prevention and treatment of diseases and epidemics.
Ownership, capital and labor are essential components of the social entity of the State and of national wealth, all of which are individual rights with a social function regulated by law.
Public property is inviolable and its protection is the duty of every citizen.
Private property shall be inviolable. No one shall be prohibited from disposing of his property except within the limits of the law. No one shall be expropriated except on the basis of public interest in the circumstances set forth in the law and in the manner prescribed therein, provided that he is compensated fairly.
Inheritance is a right governed by Islamic law .
Public confiscation of property shall be prohibited.
Article 20 The
national economy shall be based on social justice. It shall be based on equitable cooperation between public activity and private activity.
All natural resources and all resources of the State shall be based on their preservation and good utilization, taking into account the requirements of the security of the State and its national economy.
Article 22 The
law shall regulate, on economic grounds, taking into account the rules of social justice, the relationship between workers and employers, and the relationship of landlords with their tenants.
The State shall encourage cooperation and savings and supervise the regulation of credit.
Social justice is the basis of taxes and public costs.
Article 25 The
State shall guarantee the solidarity of society in the burden of disasters and public distress, and compensate those injured by war damage or due to the performance of their military duties.
Public office shall be a national service entrusted to those responsible for it.
Foreigners shall not hold public office except in cases prescribed by law.