They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. 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.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
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Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.
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Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein. Watch people around the world reading articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in more than 80 languages. The drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law. In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt - diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States - read from the Declaration. Welcome to the United Nations.
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No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Article 6.
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