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30 articles on the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UDHR: 30 articles on the 30 Articles

14 November 2018

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 article
Article 1: We are all born free and equal
Article 2: Freedom from Discrimination
Article 3: Right to Life
Article 4: Freedom from Slavery
Article 5: Freedom from Torture
Article 6: Right to Recognition Before the Law
Article 7: Right to Equality Before the Law
Article 8: Right to Remedy
Article 9: Freedom from Arbitrary Detention
Article 10: Right to a Fair Trial
Article 11: Presumption of Innocence and International Crimes
Article 12: Right to Privacy
Article 13: Freedom of Movement
Article 14: Right to Asylum
Article 15: Right to Nationality
Article 16: Right to Marry and to Found a Family
Article 17: Right to Own Property
Article 18: Freedom of Religion or Belief
Article 19: Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Article 20: Freedom of Assembly and Association
Article 21: A Short Course in Democracy
Article 22: Right to Social Security
Article 23: Right to Work
Article 24: Right to Rest and Leisure
Article 25: Right to Adequate Standard of Living
Article 26: Right to Education
Article 27: Right to Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Life
Article 28: Right to a Free and Fair World
Article 29: Duty to Your Community
Article 30: Rights are Inalienable