Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

Friday, 10 December, 1948

Article 1 states that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." Article 2 provides that no one shall be discriminated against in the enjoyment of the rights laid down in the Declaration on the grounds of "race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status." Article 7 provides that "All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination." Article 16 guarantees men and women of full age the right to marry without "without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion."

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