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Third Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The third article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”. This article is fundamental because it recognizes and protects three essential and inalienable rights of every human being. The right to life implies that no person shall be arbitrarily deprived of his or her existence, and underscores the importance of protection against acts that endanger life, such as murder, genocide, and the death penalty in non-exceptional circumstances. Freedom, for its part, encompasses a wide range of rights, including freedom of movement, expression and thought, allowing each individual to live in accordance with his or her own beliefs and choices.

Similarly, the right to security of the person guarantees protection against any form of violence, abuse or exploitation and ensures that everyone can live free from fear of physical, psychological or other forms of aggression. This right is essential for the full development of each person and his or her human dignity. The inclusion of these three rights in a single article reflects their interdependence and the need to protect them together to ensure a dignified and fulfilling existence. Together, the third article provides a basic framework for the protection and promotion of life, liberty and security, fundamental pillars of a just and equitable society.

The plaque with Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is placed at the entrance of the Casa Palacete de los Casares, also known as Casona Vidal, in Grado.

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    Casona de Vidal. Pl. Regino López, 1, 33820 Grado, Asturias, Spain
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