Article Twenty-one of the Universal Declaration

An illustration by Gusti from the book 'We Are All Born Free - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures'.
 © We Are All Born Free/Brita Granstrom/Frances Lincoln publishers



  1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

  2. Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country.

  3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

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