Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18.
10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full
text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to
publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools
and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."
has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
this right includes freedom to change his 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.
U. S. Intervention on Article XX,
Intellectual Property Rights of the OAS "Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"