American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man

American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, O.A.S. Res. XXX, adopted by the Ninth International Conference of American States (1948), reprinted in Basic Documents Pertaining to Human Rights in the Inter-American System, OEA/Ser.L.V/II.82 doc.6 rev.1 at 17 (1992).
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Right to life, liberty and personal security.

Article I. Every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person.

Right to protection for mothers and children.

Article VII. All women, during pregnancy and the nursing period, and all children have the right to special protection, care and aid.

Right to the preservation of health and to well-being.

Article XI. Every person has the right to the preservation of his health through sanitary and social measures relating to food, clothing, housing and medical care, to the extent permitted by public and community resources.

Right to leisure time and to the use thereof.

Article XV. Every person has the right to leisure time, to wholesome recreation, and to the opportunity for advantageous use of his free time to his spiritual, cultural and physical benefit.

Duties with respect to social security and welfare.

Article XXXV. It is the duty of every person to cooperate with the state and the community with respect to social security and welfare, in accordance with his ability and with existing circumstances.

 

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