Know Your Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(Simplified version)

1. All Human beings are free and equal in dignity and rights.
2. All people are entitled to rights without distinction based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, opinion, origin, property, birth or residency.
3. Right to life liberty and security of person
4. Freedom from slavery.
5. Freedom from torture.
6. Right to be treated equally by the law.
7. Right to equal protection by the law.
8. Right for all to effective remedy by competent tribunal.
9. Freedom from arbitrary arrest.
10. Right to fair public hearing by Independent tribunal.
11. Right to presumption of innocence until proven guilty at public trial with all guarantees necessary for defence.
12. Right to privacy in home, family and correspondence.
13. Freedom of movement in your own country and the right to leave and return to any countries.
14. Right to political asylum in other countries.
15. Right to nationality.
16. Right to marriage and family and to equal right of men and women during and after marriage.
17. Right to own property.
18. Freedom of thought and conscience and religion.
19. Freedom of opinion and expression and to seek, receive and impart information.
20. Freedom of Association and assembly.
21. Right to take part in and select government.
22. Right to social security and realisation of economic, social and cultural rights.
23. Right to work, to equal pay for equal work and to form and join trade unions.
24. Right to reasonable hours of work and paid holidays.
25. Right to adequate living standard for self and family, including food, housing, clothing, medical care and social security.
26. Right to education.
27. Right to participate in cultural life and to protect intellectual property rights.
28. Right to social and international order permitting these freedoms to be realized.
29. Each person has responsibilities to the community and others as essential for a democratic society.
30. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms ser forth herein.

Disclaimer: Your rights made simple is given only as a guide. For an exact rendering of each principle please refer to

For more information on your rights and how to understand and enforce your rights see the Liberty guide to human rights

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