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Declaration on the human rights of individuals who are not nationals of the country in which they live, adopted by the resolution 40/144 of the UN General Assembly on 13 December 1985

Declaration on the human rights of individuals who are not nationals of the country in which they live, adopted by the resolution 40/144 of the UN General Assembly on 13 December 1985

Part 2 (d) of Art. 5 determines  that  foreigners  have  the  right to  own  property  alone  as  well  as  in association with  others,  taking  into  account the limitations of domestic law. Art. 9 contains a provision on the prohibition of arbitrary deprivation of an alien of his or her lawfully acquired assets.

Article 5

  1. Aliens shall enjoy, in accordance with domestic law and subject to the relevant international obligations of the State in which they are present, in particular the following rights:

(a) The right to life and security of person; no alien shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention; no alien shall be deprived of his or her liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedures as are established by law;

(b) The right to protection against arbitrary or unlawful interference with privacy, family, home or correspondence;

(c) The right to be equal before the courts, tribunals and all other organs and authorities administering justice and, when necessary, to free assistance of an interpreter in criminal proceedings and, when prescribed by law, other proceedings;

(d) The right to choose a spouse, to marry, to found a family;

(e) The right to freedom of thought, opinion, conscience and religion; the right to manifest their religion or beliefs, subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others;

(f) The right to retain their own language, culture and tradition;

(g) The right to transfer abroad earnings, savings or other personal monetary assets, subject to domestic currency regulations.

  1. Subject to such restrictions as are prescribed by law and which are necessary in a democratic society to protect national security, public safety, public order, public health or morals or the rights and freedoms of others, and which are consistent with the other rights recognized in the relevant international instruments and those set forth in this Declaration, aliens shall enjoy the following rights:

(a) The right to leave the country;

(b) The right to freedom of expression;

(c) The right to peaceful assembly;

(d) The right to own property alone as well as in association with others, subject to domestic law. 3. Subject to the provisions referred to in paragraph 2, aliens lawfully in the territory of a State shall enjoy the right to liberty of movement and freedom to choose their residence within the borders of the State. 4. Subject to national legislation and due authorization, the spouse and minor or dependent children of an alien lawfully residing in the territory of a State shall be admitted to accompany, join and stay with the alien.

Article 9

No alien shall be arbitrarily deprived of his or her lawfully acquired assets.

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See also

Protected: 5.4. Policy on Transfer of Its Own Civil Population from among Educational Workers to the Occupied Territory