Articles from the
United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948
Text suggested by Sue Smith
Recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the
human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the
All are equal before the law, and are entitled without discrimination
to equal protection before the law.
Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the
borders of each state.
Everyone has the right to leave his country, including his own, and
return to his country.
Everyone has the right to a nationality, and no one should be arbitrarily
deprived of his nationality.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Text used by Anne Watson read at Archway 26th November 2012
Excerpts of the UN Declaration of Human Rights
[Whereas] recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable
rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom,
justice and peace in the world.
[25.1] Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for ...
health and well-being ... including food, clothing, housing and medical
care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the
event of ... lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.