EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK AND TO ENJOY IN OTHER COUNTRIES ASYLUM FROM PERSECUTION.
(Article 14, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
All human rights are universal, meaning that human rights apply to every person in the world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights contains 30 articles. Article 14 deals with the right to seek asylum:
- Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
- This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
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