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International Intellectual Freedom Basics

“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, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

International Human Rights Instruments

A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Towards Knowledge Societies, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Report.

Related Links

Fact Sheet No.2 (Rev.1), The International Bill of Human Rights

The Universal Right to Free Expression: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

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