|Human Rights Introduction
The Organization for African Unity adopts the African Charter of Human and People's Rights (OAU)
The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief was adopted by the United Nations in 1981, after nearly 20 years of drafting. It was passed to further define international standards for religious freedom. The Declaration calls upon all States to recognise the right of all persons to worship or assemble in connection with a religion or belief, and to establish and maintain places for those purposes.