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1. Introduction to Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Universal Treaties

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This chapter provides an introduction to universal declaration of human rights and universal treaties adopted on 10 December 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The universal declaration contains 30 articles. The first article emphasizes that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. The second article stipulates that everyone is entitled to all of the rights and freedoms set forth in the 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. Articles 3 to 27 of the Declaration embody the various human rights, civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural, to which everyone is entitled. The Article 28 states: Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Keywords: freedoms; United Nations; Universal Declaration of Human Rights; universal treaties



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