American Declaration on the rights and duties of man

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Adopted by the Ninth International Conference of American States on May 2, 1948 in Bogota.

Relevant Provisions of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of man

Article 1

Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.

Article 2

Right to equality before the law, without distinction as to race, language, creed or any other factor.

Article 3

Right to religious freedom and worship.

Article 4

Right to freedom of investigation, opinion, expression and dissemination.

Article 5

Right to protection of honor, personal reputation, and private and family life.

Article 9

Right to inviolability of the home.

Article 10

Right to inviolability and transmission of correspondence.

Article 17

Right to recognition of legal personality and civil rights.

Article 18

Right to a fair trial.

Every person may resort to the courts to ensure respect for his legal rights. There should likewise be available to him a simple, brief procedure whereby the courts will protect him from acts of authority that, to his prejudice, violate any fundamental constitutional rights.

Article 21

Right of assembly.

Article 22

Right of association.

Article 25

Article 26

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