UNITED NATIONS - HUMAN RIGHTS

 

  ARTICLE 16 - THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

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Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948

 

 

Article 16.

    (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

     

    (2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

     

    (3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Article 17.

 

 

 

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