Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 in Paris.

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This right includes the freedom to hold opinions without being harassed because of their opinions, to investigate and receive information and opinions, and to disseminate them, without border limitations and by any means of expression or social communication.

The Right to Information implies: at the individual level, the right to inform and be informed, freedom of opinion and expression, protection of privacy and free access to information; at the institutional level, the right to publish or issue information or opinions, the freedom of access to sources of information and the right to professional secrecy and confidentiality of sources; at the collective level, the right to a free and balanced flow of information, the right of reply and the preservation of cultural integrity.

Freedom of expression is a fundamental right recognized in the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Persons and the American Convention on Human Rights, Resolution 59 (1) of the General Assembly of Human Rights, Resolution 104 adopted by the UNESCO, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as in other international instruments and national constitutions.

(Article 19, UDHR)