We, the people of Equatorial Guinea, conscious of our responsibility before God and history;
Driven by the will to safeguard our independence, organize and consolidate our national unity;
Desirous of upholding the authentic African spirit of the positive tradition of family and communal organization, adapting it to new social and judicial structures consistent with modern life;
Conscious that the charismatic authority of the traditional family is the foundation of the Equatoguinean Society;
Firmly supported by the principles of social justice and solemnly reaffirmed by the rights and liberties of men defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of October 10, 1948;
The African Charter of Rights of Man and of Peoples of June 26, 1981;
Adopt the following Fundamental Law of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.