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Sea Green Singers - We Are All Under The Stars - Text from The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - UN - 3rd July 2016, Abingdon Peace and Sanctuary event
To print score pages 1 and 2 on 1 A4 sheet

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - UN

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217(III) A as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

'We are all under the stars' text

1st section
Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is a foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
Disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind.

2nd section
The advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.
Everyone has the right to life
No one shall be subject to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

3rd section
Everyone has the right to liberty and security
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
All are entitled without discrimination to equal protection before the law.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.