(A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Human Rights, needs rights of nature incorporated in later versions)
Definition of Reciprocal Rights:
1. The term “Everyone” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as:
all beings in possession of conscience and reason and natural empathy to include the mentally impaired and to specifically exclude sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, and corporations or other legal fictions. The term “State” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: the national or regional or local government and its jurisdictions where this Definition is enacted.
2. Everyone is endowed with reason and conscience and are born free and equal in their
dignity and rights without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language,
religion, political or other opinion, origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,
no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international
status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent,
trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
4. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
5. (1) Everyone has the right of free expression and speech including but not limited to the
freedom of the press and the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably
assemble and the right to petition the State for redress of grievance. (2) No one may be
compelled to join an association.
6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal
protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in
violation of this Definition of Reciprocal Rights and against any incitement to such
8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for
acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
9. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of
each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to
return to his country.
10. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution
where it is not the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes.
11. (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his
nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
12. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
13. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
14. No one shall be subjected to excessive bail requirements, nor excessive fines imposed.
15. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or
correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to
the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. Everyone has the right to
be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and
seizures. A “reasonable search and seizure” is defined as: a search and seizure action
based upon a warrant issued by a State judiciary where the basis of the issued warrant is
provable probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing
the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
16. (1) Everyone charged with a penal offense has the right to be presumed innocent until
proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees
necessary for his defense and opportunities to face his accuser. (2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offense on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a
penal offense, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed.
Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the
penal offense was committed.
17. (1) Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent
and impartial Judicial proceeding, in the determination of his rights and of any criminal
charge against him. (2) In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to
a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of their peers in the State and district
wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously
ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be
confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining
witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
18. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a
presentment or indictment of a jury of their peers, nor shall any person be subject for the
same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any
criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without
19. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be
prohibited in all their forms.
20. (1) Everyone of majority age or consenting age, without any limitation due to race,
color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, origin, property, birth or other
status 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
21. Everyone of majority age or consenting age has the right to control and regulate their
own reproduction as well as their consensual sexual activity with others of majority age
or consenting age.
22. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, philosophy and religion or
other spiritual pursuit; 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.
23. 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.
24. (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 of 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.
25. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to
realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance
with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural
rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
26. (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable
conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. (3) Everyone who works has
the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an
existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of
social protection. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the
protection of his interests.
27. Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working
hours and periodic holidays with pay.
28. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being
of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and
necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment,
sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances
beyond his control. (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and
assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social
29. (1) Everyone has the right to education. (2) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind
of education that shall be given to their children.
30. (1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to
enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. (2) Everyone has
the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any
scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
31. Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms
set forth in this Definition of Reciprocal Rights can be fully realized.