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Human Rights – Article Nine

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 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 and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Article 9.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Short and clear. While article nine doesn’t say that no one should be arrested, imprisoned or exiled, there has to be a good reason for it. Some autocrat can’t just do it on a whim.

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Human Rights – Article Eight

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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 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 and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Article 8.

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article eight begins to tell us about the guarantees and remedies all persons are entitled to in the protection of their human rights. The states endorsing the Declaration are obliged to provide these protections.

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Human Rights – Article Seven

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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 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 and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Article 7.

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.

Having established the right to personhood before the law in Article Six, this article proclaims every person’s right to equality before the law. No person shall be discriminated against in their treatment by the law, or in the protection it gives them. No one will be treated preferentially, nor will they be treated less well, nor will anyone incite such inequality against them.

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Human Rights – Article Six

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 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 and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Article 6.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Personhood. There has been a slow expansion of who is deemed to be a person. States have tended to grant personhood preferentially to people most resembling the people making the laws. Others often had a limited form of personhood or none at all. This article states that everyone has a right to the same complete personhood.

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Human Rights — Article Five

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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 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 and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Treat people with dignity. Even if a person needs to be punished for a crime, it mustn’t be cruel. Treat them as a fellow human and don’t degrade them. Absolutely do not torture them, even if they might fit whatever description applies to the currently most despised of humans.

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