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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

Article 2.1.

    Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Source: General Assembly Resolution 217 A III. A full text version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be found on the Internet site of the UN.


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