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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

In reaction to the barbarities of the two world wars and the experiences of nineteenth century despotism, the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. This fact sheet summarises the rights of each one of us as enshrined in the Declaration.

You can download the full document (in over 300 different translations) at: http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/

All Human Beings:

  1. Are born free and should all be treated in the same way
  2. Are equal despite differences in race, sex, language, etc.
  3. Have the right to life and to live in freedom and safety
  4. Should be free from slavery
  5. Should not be subjected to torture
  6. Have the right to be recognized before the law
  7. Have the right to be treated equally before the law
  8. Have the right to ask for legal help when the rights are not respected
  9. Have the right not to be imprisoned unjustly
  10. Have the right to a fair trial
  11. Have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty
  12. Have the right to privacy
  13. Have the right to travel within and to and from their own country
  14. Have the right to political asylum
  15. Have the right to a nationality
  16. Have the right to marry
  17. Have the right to own property
  18. Have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  19. Have the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  20. Have the right to meet with others
  21. Have the right to take part in government matters and to vote
  22. Have the right to social security (i.e., to have basic needs met)
  23. Have the right to work and to join a trade union
  24. Have the right to rest and leisure
  25. Have the right to an adequate standard of living and medical help
  26. Have the right to an education
  27. Have the right to take part in their community's cultural life
  28. Are entitled to a social and international order than can provide these rights
  29. Must respect the rights of others

 

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