The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 in Paris, after the experiences of World War II.  It forms the foundation of the international Bill of Human Rights, and is founded on the principle that the “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.

As part of this, Article 27 states that “Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community, to the enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits”.

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