Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

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Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services…
  • The General Assembly
    Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations
    , to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
    • Preamble
  • Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
    Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
    • Article 2
  • Everyone has the right to life, liberty and the security of person.
    • Article 3
  • No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
    • Article 4
  • No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
    • Article 5
  • Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
    • Article 6
  • All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
    • Article 7
  • Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
    • Article 17.
  • Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
    • Article 18
  • Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
    • Article 25

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