Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 2

December 10 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Leading up to that day, we’ll post on this blog one of the thirty articles of the declaration.

Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

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One Response to “Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 2”

  1. Rights Declaration Established Humanitarian Standard | Voices of CRS Says:

    […] Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights underlines that discrimination of any form breaches the dignity of individuals and is a violation of rights; that’s why this is called the non-discrimination clause. It would lay the seeds for what eventually became the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. It established the standard to which CRS and all humanitarian agencies adhere — humanitarian assistance is provided based on need, not creed, race, nationality or ethnic origin. […]

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