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Twenty ninth article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Route to Human Rights

Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. This article also emphasizes that in the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone is subject only to such limitations as are determined by law 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.

The importance of Article 29 lies in its recognition that individual rights are accompanied by responsibilities to the community and that the exercise of these rights must be balanced with the rights of others and the common good. This article emphasizes the need for a legal framework to regulate the exercise of rights in order to prevent abuses and ensure harmonious and just coexistence. By emphasizing the legitimate limitations on individual rights, it promotes an environment in which both personal and collective rights are respected, ensuring a balance that allows for the full and sustainable development of all members of society.

The plaque with Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is located near the Historical Conservatory of Santiago

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    Praza de Salvador Parga, Bajo n4 5, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain.
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