Tuesday, 30 October 2007

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948. Many countries around the globe recognised this as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

The United Nations has stated strongly that:

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.

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

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Everyone has the right to education.

The government of Iran has deprived Baha’is from the basic human rights adopted by the United Nations. Islamic Republic of Iran has denied freedom to the Baha’is, arresting Baha’is because of their beliefs, constantly investigating Baha’is, demolished Baha’i cemeteries, and denying tertiary education to Baha’is.

To read the complete Universal Declaration of Human Rights refer to the United Nations official website through the following links:

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