Posted by Ida Urso on May 29, 2003 at 1:36:08:
In Reply to: Universal Declaration of Human Accountability posted by albertbanico on May 28, 2003 at 24:34:13:
Dear Albert, Your point is well taken. Thank you for expressing this very important truth. However, I also think that not enough attention is paid to Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which *does* refer to the "duties" each of us has to the community and to insure that everyone's rights are respected and honored. Perhaps it could be stated more explicitly and forthrightly.
Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 29
(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
The full Declaration can be found at the following address: http://www.aquaac.org/un/declare.html
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