Title One: General Provisions
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Art. 5 Rule of law
1 All activities of the state are based on and limited by law.
2 State activities must be conducted in the public interest and be proportionate to the ends sought.
3 State institutions and private persons shall act in good faith.
4 The Confederation and the Cantons shall respect international law.
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