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Universal Declaration of Rights

 

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

 

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person.

 

No one shall be held in slavery and servitude.

 

No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

 

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

 

All are equal before the law and all are entitled to equal protection under the law.

 

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

 

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal.

 

Everyone has the right to be presumed innocent when charged with a penal offense.

 

Everyone has a right to a nationality.

 

Men and women of full age has the right to marry and find a family.

 

Everyone has the right to own a property.

 

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

 

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

 

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

 

Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

 

Everyone has the right to the free development of his personality.

 

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

 

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

 

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family.

 

Everyone has the right to education.

 

Everyone has the right to freely participate in cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in the scientific advancement and its benefits.

 

Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948

 

 
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