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It has been more than 70 years since world leaders, driven by the desire to prevent another Holocaust, explicitly spelled out the rights everyone on the planet could expect and demand simply because they are human beings. In November 2018, the UN Human Rights Office launched a special series to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, which was adopted in Paris on 10 December 1948.
An introductory article about the history and continuing significance of this extraordinary landmark document, and 30 specific two-page descriptions of each of the Declaration’s 30 Articles can be accessed through the links below:
Introductory articleArticle 1: We are all born free and equalArticle 2: Freedom from DiscriminationArticle 3: Right to Life
Article 4: Freedom from Slavery
Article 5: Freedom from Torture Article 6: Right to Recognition Before the LawArticle 7: Right to Equality Before the LawArticle 8: Right to Remedy Article 9: Freedom from Arbitrary DetentionArticle 10: Right to a Fair TrialArticle 11: Presumption of Innocence and International CrimesArticle 12: Right to PrivacyArticle 13: Freedom of MovementArticle 14: Right to AsylumArticle 15: Right to NationalityArticle 16: Right to Marry and to Found a FamilyArticle 17: Right to Own PropertyArticle 18: Freedom of Religion or BeliefArticle 19: Freedom of Opinion and ExpressionArticle 20: Freedom of Assembly and AssociationArticle 21: A Short Course in DemocracyArticle 22: Right to Social SecurityArticle 23: Right to WorkArticle 24: Right to Rest and LeisureArticle 25: Right to Adequate Standard of LivingArticle 26: Right to EducationArticle 27: Right to Cultural, Artistic and Scientific LifeArticle 28: Right to a Free and Fair WorldArticle 29: Duty to Your CommunityArticle 30: Rights are Inalienable