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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Definition/Scope: A declaration of human rights which was adopted without dissent by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The catalog of rights includes: equality before the law; protection against arbitrary arrest; the right to a fair trial; freedom from ex post facto criminal laws; the right to own property; freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; freedom of opinion and expression; and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. Also enumerated are such economic, social, and cultural rights



Acronym:

UDHR

Broader Terms:

UN General Assembly resolutions

Related Terms:

human rights
International Human Rights Day
Rule of Law


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