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Article 1 of a Legal Instrument Reads: “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 - Legal Reasoning

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Article 1 of a legal instrument reads: “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”.

Which is the legal instrument being referred to above?

Options

  • National Human Rights Act, 1995

  • Constitution of India, 1951

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

  • Philadelphia Declaration, 1944

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Solution

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

Explanation:

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 1948 is a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction. 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. Hence option 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948' is the most appropriate statement.

Concept: Indian Constitution (Entrance Exams)
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