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Seventh Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Route to Human Rights

The seventh article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone is equal before the law and is entitled to equal protection of the law without discrimination. This fundamental principle ensures that no one is treated unfairly or unequally before the law because of race, gender, religion, nationality or other personal characteristics. Equality before the law is a fundamental pillar of justice and fairness in any society, ensuring that all individuals have an equal opportunity to defend and exercise their rights.

This article also emphasizes the need for protection against discrimination, affirming that everyone has the right to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any provocation to such discrimination. The implementation of this right implies that States must enact and enforce laws that prevent discrimination and protect all persons from unfair treatment. In this way, Article VII reaffirms the global commitment to equality, dignity and mutual respect, which are fundamental to the building of just and harmonious societies.

The plaque with Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is placed at the entrance of the Meras Palace in Tineo.

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  • Address
    Palacio de Meras. Calle Pío Cuervo, 33870 Tineo, Asturias
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    7th article

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