General Civil and Political Rights
More than half of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights address civil and political rights. In the navigational panel on the left, these rights are ordered alphabetically.
Two fundamental articles probihibit slavery and torture.
Several articles deal with a fair trail, i.e. the fundamental relation between the individual and the executive/legal system.
Right to recognition as a person before the law
Equality before the law
Right to an effective legal remedy
Right to public hearings
Right to the presumption of innocence
Ban on arbitrary detention
Several articles spell out the place of the individual in society:
Right to freedom of movement
Right to marriage and family
Right to privacy
Right to own property
Right to a nationality
Several articles relate to the fundamental freedoms:
Right to freedom of thought and religion
Right to freedom of opinion and expression
Right to freedom of assemply and association
Right to take part in government