Fundamental Constituents of Kuwaiti Society

Article 7 [State Goals
Justice, Liberty, and Equality are the pillars of society; co-operation and mutual help are the firmest bonds between citizens.
 
Article 8  Guardian State
The State safeguards the pillars of Society and ensures security, tranquility, and equal opportunities for citizens.
 
Article 9  Family
The family is the corner-stone of Society.  It is founded on religion, morality, and patriotism.  Law shall preserve the integrity of the family, strengthen its ties, and protect under its support motherhood and childhood.
 
Article 10  Youth Protection
The State cares for the young and protects them from exploitation and from moral, physical, and spiritual neglect.
 
Article 11  Old Age Protection
The State ensures aid for citizens in old age, sickness, or inability to work.  It also provides them with services of social security, social aid, and medical care.
 
Article 12  Arab Heritage
The State safeguards the heritage of Islam and of the Arabs and contributes to the furtherance of human civilisation.
 
Article 13  Education
Education is a fundamental requisite for the progress of society, assured and promoted by the State.
 
Article 14  Science, Arts
The State shall promote science, letters, and the arts and encourage scientific research therein.
 
Article 15  Health Care
The State cares for public health and for means of prevention and treatment of diseases and epidemics.
 
Article 16  Property Rights
Property, capital, and work are fundamental constituents of the social structure of the State and of the national wealth.  All of them are individual rights with a social function as regulated by law.
 
Article 17  Public Property
Public property is inviolable and its protection is the duty of every citizen.
 
Article 18  Private Property, Inheritance
(1) Private property is inviolable622.  No one shall be prevented from disposing of his property except within the limits of the law.  No property shall be expropriated except for the public benefit under the circumstances and in the manner specified bylaw, and on condition that just compensation is paid.
(2) Inheritance is a right governed by the Islamic Sharia.
 
Article 19  Confiscation
General confiscation of the property of any person shall be prohibited.  Confiscation of particular property as a penalty may not be inflicted except by court judgment in the circumstances specified by law.
 
Article 20  National Economy
The national economy shall be basod on social justice.  It is founded on fair co-operation between public and private activities.  Its aim shall be economic development, increase of productivity, improvement of the standard of living, and achievement of prosperity for citizens, all within the limits of the law.
 
Article 21  Natural Resources
Natural resources and all revenues therefrom are the property of the State.  It shall ensure their preservation and proper exploitation, due regard being given to the requirements of State security and the national economy.
 
Article 22  Employment, Tenements
Relations between employers and employees and between landlords and tenants shall be regulated by law on economic principles, due regard being given to the rules of social justice.
 
Article 23  Banking
The State shall encourage both co-operative activities and savings, and supervise the system of credit.
 
Article 24  Taxation
Social justice shall be the basis of taxes and public imposts.
 
Article 25  State Burdens
The State shall ensure the solidarity of society in shouldering burdens resulting from public disasters and calamities, and provide compensation for war damages or injuries received by any person as a result of the discharge of his military duties.
 
Article 26  Public Office
(1) Public office is a national service entrusted to those who hold it.  Public officials, in the exercise of their duties, shall aim at the public interest.
(2) Aliens may not hold public offices except in the cases specified by law.