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Spirit & Sustainability

The Universe Declaration of the Rights of All Universe Citizens: Our Universal Human Rights

Introduction:

This declaration is based in part upon Universe Evolutionary Worldview informed perspectives.

Preamble:

The Universe provides for universal and inalienable Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and universe citizens, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping these ideas constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance.

All rights and freedoms have corresponding responsibilities. It is equally recognized that these universal human rights are intrinsically linked to a corresponding set of Universal Human Responsibilities. Each right embraced below implies a corresponding responsibility to be accepted.

Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards o­ne another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Proposal, without distinction of any kind.

Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 4

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.

Article 5

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.

Article 8

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of their rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against them.

Article 11

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with their privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon their honour and reputation.

Article 12

Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence.

Article 13

Everyone of full age has the right to marry and to found a family.

Article 14

Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

Article 15

No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 16

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change their religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 17

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 20

No o­ne may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 21

Everyone has the right to take part in government, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

Article 22

Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country.

Article 23

The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 24

Everyone has the right to social security and is entitled to realization of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for their dignity and the free development of their personality.

Article 25

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

Article 26

Everyone has the right to equal pay for equal work.

Article 27

Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for themself and their family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

Article 28

Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests.

Article 29

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 30

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themself and of their family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Article 31

Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Article 32

Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all o­n the basis of merit.

Article 33

Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all.

Article 34

Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.

Article 35

Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Article 36

Everyone has a right to free or low cost health care, including vision, dental and mental care. Health care includes the right to sufficient food necessary for good health, along with information on nutrition, pre-natal and pediatric care, as well as curative and rehabilitative medical care.

Article 37

Everyone has a right to access, obtain, and correct information collected about them by the government, or by any private individual or company for a commercial purpose, unless such information is part of a criminal investigation or prosecution.

Article 38

Everyone has duties to the universe community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.

Article 39

In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject o­nly to such limitations as are determined by law solely 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 planetary or universe society.

Article 40

Nothing in this Proposal may be interpreted as implying for group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

Notes:

1.) To review the position paper that is the responsibility side companion to this Universal Declaration of Human Rights written from a spiritual perspective click this Universe Declaration of Universal Human Responsibilities link.

2.) This declaration is recognized by the Universe Evolution Worldview movement as a statement of the tangible responsibilities we ask that those who see its merrit to embrace and strive to achieve in their lives.

3.) This document is a modification of the original Declaration of Human Rights used at the United Nations. 

4.) Making it Practical: To make the above easier to understand and use in day-to-day practical living, the meta-patterns of universe progressive evolution and the intrinsic conditioning qualities of the universe have been formulated into two documents called the Universe Principles of Sustainability. These Universe Principles of Sustainability are the universe-based, science-grounded ethical principles and guidelines that will more effectively allow us make new common agreements that will help us better utilize current resources to resolve current planetary challenges.

This will also help us as individuals and organizations enact this document in a principled, fair and wise manner. These principles may even help us act together as a new type of functioning "planetary country" composed of many different nation states.

5.) The terms Universe Citizen or Universe Citizenship includes the most life-affirming and progressive evolution aligned principles of other movements such as; Cosmopolitanism, Global citizenship, Postnationalism, Planetary Citizenship, Transnationalism, World Federalists, World  government, World citizenship and Earth citizenship while still transcending them with a far larger universe-based scale as well as many other new ideas and principles.

To help you more easily understand and use the universe meta patterns and intrinsic conditioning qualities or progressive evolution the following Universe Principles of Sustainability links have been provided.

The Universe Principles of Sustainability Part 1: The 12 Most Proven Actions Needed to Create a Sustainable and Successful Life, Organization and Planet

Click Here for Part One of The Universe Principles of Sustainability  

The Universe Principles of Sustainability Part 2: The 9 most Essential Right Attitudes for Successful and Sustainable Action 

Click Here for Part Two of The New Universe Principles of Sustainability

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