Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 10, 1948. The declaration specifically protects religious freedom as a fundamental human right.

Article 18 states: “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 teaching, practice, worship and observance.”