High­lights from the dec­la­ra­tion

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> The first of its 30 ar­ti­cles states: “All hu­man be­ings are born free and equal in dig­nity and rights.”

> Ar­ti­cle 2 stip­u­lates that all peo­ple are “en­ti­tled to all the rights and free­doms” con­tained 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”.

> Ac­cord­ing to Ar­ti­cle 3: “Ev­ery­one has the right to life, lib­erty and se­cu­rity of per­son.”

> Ar­ti­cle 4 says: “No one shall be held in slav­ery or servi­tude; slav­ery and the slave trade shall be pro­hib­ited in all their forms.”

> Ar­ti­cle 5: “No one shall be sub­jected to tor­ture or to cruel, in­hu­man or de­grad­ing treat­ment or pun­ish­ment.”

> Ar­ti­cle 9 states: “No one shall be sub­jected to ar­bi­trary ar­rest, de­ten­tion or ex­ile.”

> Ar­ti­cle 12: “No one shall be sub­jected to ar­bi­trary in­ter­fer­ence with his pri­vacy, fam­ily, home or cor­re­spon­dence, nor to at­tacks upon his hon­our and rep­u­ta­tion.”

> Ac­cord­ing to Ar­ti­cle 13: “Ev­ery­one has the right to free­dom of move­ment ... to leave any coun­try, in­clud­ing his own, and to re­turn to his coun­try.”

> Ar­ti­cle 14 says that all peo­ple have “the right to seek and to en­joy in other coun­tries asy­lum from per­se­cu­tion.”

> Ar­ti­cle 16 out­lines that women and men of “full age, with­out any lim­i­ta­tion due to race, na­tion­al­ity or re­li­gion, have the right to marry and to found a fam­ily”.

They are also “en­ti­tled to equal rights as to mar­riage, dur­ing mar­riage and at its dis­so­lu­tion”.

Mar­riage “shall be en­tered into only with the free and full con­sent of the in­tend­ing spouses”.

> And in Ar­ti­cle 18: “Ev­ery­one has the right to free­dom of thought, con­science and re­li­gion.”

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