Articles 3 through 21 outline civil and political rights
Articles 22 through 27 detail economic, social, and cultural rights
• Articles 1-3: Fundamental principles of freedom, dignity, and equality, and the right to life, liberty and security. • Articles 4 -11: Rights of the individual, such as the prohibitions on torture and slavery; equal recognition before the law; no arbitrary arrest, detention or exile; and the presumption of innocence. • Articles 12-17: Rights of the individual within civil and political society, including the right to freedom of movement, to leave and return to one’s country, to seek asylum, to own property, and to marry and found a family. • Articles 18-21: Political and personal freedoms, such as freedom of religion and thought, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, freedom to take part in the government, and equal access to public service. • Articles 22-27: Social, economic, and cultural rights, including the right to work and to receive equal pay for equal work; the right to join a trade union; the right to a reasonable amount of rest and leisure; the right to food, clothing, housing, medical care, and necessary social services; the right to education and to participate freely in the cultural life of the community. • Articles 28-30: The duty of the individual to society at large and a prohibition on the use of rights in contravention of the purposes of the United Nations.