RIGHT TO LIFE

Article 2 Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law. Deprivation of life shall not be regarded as inflicted in contravention of this Article when it results from the use of force which is no more than absolutely necessary: (a)in defence of any person from unlawful violence; (b)in order to effect a lawful arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained; (c)in action lawfully taken for the purpose of quelling a riot or insurrection.

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RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM SLAVERY OR FORCED LABOUR

Article 4 No one shall be held in slavery or servitude. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour. For the purpose of this Article the term “forced or compulsory labour” shall not include: (a) Any work required to be done in the ordinary course of detention imposed according to the provisions of Article 5 of this Convention or during conditional release from such detention; (b) Any service of a military character or, in case of conscientious objectors in countries where they are recognised, service exacted instead of compulsory military service; (c) Any service exacted in case of an emergency or calamity threatening the life or well-being of the community; (d) Any work or service which forms...

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RIGHT TO LIBERTY

Article 5 Protects your right to liberty and security. It focuses on protecting individuals’ freedom from unreasonable detention, as opposed to protecting personal safety. You have a right to your personal freedom. This means you must not be imprisoned or detained without good reason.

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RIGHT TO FAIR TRIAL

Article 6  In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law

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RIGHT TO PRIVACY

Article 8 A right to privacy is explicitly stated – No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation.

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RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION

Article 9  Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching practice and observance.

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RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Article 10  Everyone has the right to communicate his or her opinions and ideas and share information in whatever form. In human rights, this is called freedom of expression. It prohibits the state and other people in society from censorship and it can be restricted for only very serious reasons.

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RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATION

Article  11 Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests. No restrictions shall be placed on the exercise of these rights other than such as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. This Article shall not prevent the imposition of lawful restrictions on the exercise of these rights by members of the armed forces, of the police or...

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