Human Rights Day: The 30 Points Of Dignity
10 December, 2012
Moving From Charity To Dignity - Free from fear and free from want.
Summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Recognizing the humanity of the other as our own
Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal.
Article 2 Everyone is entitled to the same human rights without
discrimination of any kind.
Article 3 Everyone has the human right to life, liberty, and security.
Article 4 No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.
Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6 Everyone has the human right to be recognized everywhere as a
person before the law
Article 7 Everyone is equal before the law and has the human right to equal
protection of the law.
Article 8 Everyone has the human right to a remedy if their human rights are
Article 9 No one shall be arrested, detained, or exiled arbitrarily.
Article 10 Everyone has the human right to a fair trial.
Article 11 Everyone has the human right to be presumed innocent until proven
Article 12 Everyone has the human right to privacy and family life.
Article 13 Everyone has the human right to freedom of movement and residence
within the state, to leave any country and to return to one's country.
Article 14 Everyone has the human right to seek asylum from persecution.
Article 15 Everyone has the human right to a nationality.
Article 16 All adults have the human right to marry and found a family.
Women and men have equal human rights to marry, within marriage, and at its dissolution.
Article 17 Everyone has the human right to own property.
Article 18 Everyone has the human right to freedom of thought, conscience
Article 19 Everyone has the human right to freedom of opinion and
Article 20 Everyone has the human right to peaceful assembly and
Article 21 Everyone has the human right to take part in government of one's
country directly or through free and fair elections and access to the public
Article 22 Everyone has the human right to social security and to the
realization of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for dignity.
Article 23 Everyone has the human right to work, to just conditions of work,
to protection against
unemployment, to equal pay for equal work, to sufficient pay to ensure a
dignified existence for one's self and one's family, and the human right to join a
Article 24 Everyone has the human right to rest and leisure.
Article 25 Everyone has the human right to a standard of living adequate for
health and well-being, including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary social
Article 26 Everyone has the human right to education including free and
compulsory elementary education and human rights education.
Article 27 Everyone has the human right to participate freely in the
cultural life and to share in scientific progress, as well as
to protection of their artistic, literary or scientific
Article 28 Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which
these rights can be realized fully.
Article 29 Everyone has duties to the community.
Article 30 None of the human rights in this Declaration can be used to
justify violating another human right.
--Human rights are Universal, Indivisible, Interconnected and interrelated
--With equality and without discrimination for all women and men, youth and
--Democracy as a delivery system of human rights
--All must know, own, organize, plan and act guided by human rights as a way
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