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Human Rights: Begin Here

Research information and library resources on many aspects of human rights; Librarian David Vassar, Editor.

Human Rights Research Guide

Welcome to the Human Rights Research Guide


  • This guide features library resources and information on human rights for your research.
  • Please contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.

Human Rights

"I know that we will be the sufferers if we let great wrongs occur without exerting ourselves to correct them."  --Eleanor Roosevelt, "My Day," August 13, 1943.

United Nations

The home page of the United Nations.

The Charter of the United Nations.

Poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Unabridged)

Beginning with a Preamble, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights consists of 30 Articles.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (abbreviated)

Article 1       Right to Equality

Article 2       Freedom from Discrimination

Article 3       Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security

Article 4       Freedom from Slavery

Article 5       Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment

Article 6       Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law

Article 7       Right to Equality before the Law

Article 8       Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal

Article 9       Freedom from Arbitarary Arrest and Exile

Article 10     Right to Fair Public Hearing

Article 11     Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty

Article 12     Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence

Article 13     Right to Free Movement in and out of the Country

Article 14     Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution

Article 15     Right to a Nationality and the Freedom to Change It

Article 16     Right to Marriage and Family

Article 17     Right to Own Property

Article 18     Freedom of Belief and Religion

Article 19     Freedom of Opinion and Information

Article 20     Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Article 21     Right to Participate in Government and in Free Elections

Article 22     Right to Social Security

Article 23     Right to Desirable Work and to Join Trade Unions

Article 24     Right to Rest and Leisure

Article 25     Right to Adequate Living Standard

Article 26     Right to Education

Article 27     Right to Participate in the Cultural Life of Community

Article 28     Right to a Social Order that Articulates this Document

Article 29     Community Duties Essential to Free and Full Development

Article 30      Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the above Rights   


From the University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center     


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--Cynthia Cannon Poindexter, MSW, PhD; Associate Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

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