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Sixth Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Way of the Human RightsArticle 6 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. This fundamental principle ensures that everyone is recognized as a subject of rights and obligations before the law, regardless of nationality, race, religion or other status. Recognition of legal personality is fundamental to the enjoyment of other human rights, enabling individuals to have access to justice, enter into contracts, own property and participate fully in society.

This article underlines the importance of equality before the law and legal protection for all. Without recognition of legal personality, individuals would be vulnerable to abuse and discrimination, as they would be unable to defend their rights or hold others accountable for violations. Effective implementation of this article requires states to provide legal mechanisms to ensure that all individuals can be recognized and protected by the legal system. In this way, Article 6 reinforces human dignity and justice, fundamental pillars of a just society that respects the rights of all.

The plaque with Article 6 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is placed on the outside wall of the Eugenia Astur Public School, in La Espina.

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    Colegio Público C. R. A. Eugenia Astur-La Espina. La Espina, 704, 33891 La Espina, Asturias, España
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    6th article

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