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Banned Books

A guide to resources on banned books, censorship, and organizations that fight censorship in America and across the globe.

Declaration of Human Rights

In 1948, the United Nations established this document “whereas the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.”

Article 18 

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19

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.

Read the entirety of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.