The Rights of Every Man: Article 16

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'The Independent' is publishing daily each of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, to mark its 50th anniversary on 10 December.

Article 16

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to

equal rights as to marriage, during marriage

and at its dissolution.

(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

(3) The family is the natural and fundamental

group unit of society and is entitled to protection

by society and the state.

A pamphlet edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is published by Waterstone's, price pounds 1. Proceeds to the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

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