Universal Declaration on the Rights of Non-Human Beings

 

Universal Declaration on the Rights of Non-Human Beings

 

Preamble

Taking into account the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, the Earth Charter, the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, the Declaration of the Rights of Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins, the Universal Declaration of the Common Good of Mother Earth and Humanity, the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, and the Universal Declaration of Plants Rights;

In accordance with the Universal Declaration of Spiritual Rights, the Universal Declaration of Ecological Rights, the Universal Declaration of the Right to World Peace, and the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Buddhist Peoples and Spiritual Communities;

Establishing that the present Universal Declaration is an essential complement to all treaties and conventions of International Law;

Revealing that the supreme teaching of the Free and Enlightened Beings of history is non-violence (ahimsa);

Considering that humanity and the rest of the living beings are part of the evolution of life of the Universe, so that they share the same destiny;

Contemplating the activists and organizations that defend the animal and environment rights as true heroes of humanity;

Criticizing that in the majority of countries of the world the Law considers sentient beings as mere things;

Correcting the prejudices of many scientists who deny that animals have sensations, feelings and thoughts;

Rejecting speciesism which consists of discrimination against non-human beings, by depriving them of their intrinsic dignity and considering that the acts of altruism are only limited to the realm of human beings;

Needing the support of the spiritual traditions to be able to carry out the planetary cultural transformation that implies respect for the rights of the animals;

Denouncing the fact that political leaders, businessmen and religious people often ignore that all living beings have rights and not just the human being, especially ignoring mammals with high consciousness, as are the case of primates and cetaceans, since chimpanzees, gorillas, dolphins and whales can be perfectly identified as non-human persons or subjects;

Emphasizing that the concept of person is not synonymous with being human, but with a subject with legal rights;

Agreeing with the philosopher Jeremy Bentham that the capability of suffering and not the reason is the decisive aspect to give rights to the animals;

Appreciating the enormous scientific evidences that demonstrate the self-consciousness and advanced intelligence of non-human animals, as it is the case of chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants;

Clarifying that all animals converted into pets, such as dogs and cats, acquire additional rights to those that already are inherently possessed by wild animals, since exposure to human language, breeding and culture makes them members or fellow citizens of the human community;

Appreciating that the Argentine Justice has granted a habeas corpus to an orangutan of the zoo of Buenos Aires, considering it as a non-human subject or juridical person worthy of basic rights, such as not being illegitimately deprived of freedom, since it has been recognized reasoning and emotional characteristics similar to human, which sets a revolutionary precedent in the history of International Law;

Emphasizing the historical fact that in the municipality of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, animal-pets such as dogs and cats have been declared non-human persons, granting them constitutional rights;

Emphasizing the important fact that in Trigueros del Valle in Spain dogs and cats have been declared as non-human neighbors, exercising legal guardianship over abandoned or abused animals in order to dignify the lives of animals that have shared thousands of years with the human community;

Stressing that the Delhi High Court in India has held that birds have the right to live in dignity, recognizing that animals and birds have fundamental rights such as the right to fly, the right not to be caged, the right not to be for sale, the right not to receive cruelty from humans and the right to compassion;

Distinguishing that the Government of India has banned to have dolphins in captivity for commercial or entertainment purposes, publicly considering dolphins as non-human persons and intelligent and sensitive beings;

Assuming that the Constitutions of India, Switzerland, Germany and Brazil manifest the duty of the State in the protection of animals;

Specifying the Austrian animal law as one of the most advanced in the world;

Highlighting that Bhutan has banned the hunt for animals;

Redefining ecocide as a crime against nature in which the rights of plants, animals, ecosystems and the Mother Earth are violated;

Repudiating the Spanish custom of the bullfight as a crime of zoocide, being followed the example of the prohibition of the jallikattu bulls on the part of the Supreme Court of India;

Admiring the fact that in the past there were vegetarian societies, such as the Buddhist Communities, the Pythagoreans, the Spartans, the Essenes, the Cathars, the Desert Fathers, the Jains and the Bishnoi Community;

Enjoying the fact that more than a third of the population of India is vegetarian, and that even such country has totally vegetarian cities, such as Hunza and Palitana, especially recognizing the latter by the decision to ban the production, sale and consumption of meat;

Fighting also against industrial breeding and deforestation as some of the worst international crimes of ecocide, since each year entails the death of billions of sentient beings;

 

Clarifying that intentional killing of animals is not euthanasia but murder;

Examining that ignorance and violation of the rights of non-human beings has caused acts of ecocide, outraging the consciousness of many advanced animals;

Pondering the judgments of Ecocide carried out by the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights against the governments of Australia, Argentina, Indonesia and Iran;

Sharing the fact that Switzerland maintains that the right to the intrinsic dignity of plants should be respected, not causing them immoral and unethical damages, so that they should be treated accordingly;

Lauding the Constitution of Ecuador, where rights are granted to Nature, this being a country where the legal rights of the Vilcabamba River have also been legally recognized;

Congratulating the decision of the Waitangi Court in New Zealand which has granted legal rights to the Whanganui River;

Applauding that, like Bolivia, many communities in the United States have passed ordinances recognizing the Rights of Nature, even granting legal status to local ecosystems;

Reflecting about peace, justice and liberty of humanity requires recognition of the intrinsic dignity and inalienable rights of all non-human beings;

Meditating that the highest aspiration of an Awakened Being is the creation of a world where all sentient beings are free from suffering, misery and oppression, enjoying a free and appropriate existence;

Proclaiming that International Law should encompass not only all human peoples, but it should also incorporate the rights of non-human communities;

Recalling that in the past the Law did not consider certain human beings as persons, but regarded them as mere property, as was the case with slaves, African-Americans, Indigenous communities, Jews, children, women, foreigners and prisoners, which means that the status of  person is something that can change and evolve, and that eventually will include non-human beings;

Being fully in agreement with the Gaia Hypothesis formulated by James Lovelock, in which it is scientifically affirmed that Planet Earth works like a super-organism;

Understanding that Mother Earth is a super-organism or living planet that regulates itself through physical, chemical, biological and cultural processes which propitiate the development of life;

Perceiving that Mother Earth is composed of ecosystems or communities of living beings where the systemic interdependence is the sacred unity between members;

Discovering that commensalism and not struggle is the way how ecosystems have survived and evolved over millions of years, making mutual association and support of individuals from different species in pursuit of the development of life;

Affirming that the international human community is the brain system of Mother Earth, so that civilizations should never undermine the integral health of the planetary body and its Biosphere, but they should fulfill its Purpose in the world;

Manifesting that global warming should not be worsened by human nations and their industries, so that should not be interfered with the mechanisms of adaptation and healing of Mother Earth, because otherwise humanity and the rest of the ecosystems are at risk of extinction;

Transmitting that the Anthropocene, which corresponds to the human stage in terrestrial history, is one of the most terrible episodes of mass extinctions in the history of Mother Earth;

Evidencing that if production of meat is stopped immediately and edible vegetables would be produced instead, then global warming would not only be greatly reduced, but in addition famine would also be eliminated throughout the world;

Renewing the natural contract that tribal peoples and spiritual communities maintained with nature for thousands of years, respecting the vital processes of the environment and not maintaining the evil vision of anthropocentrism;

Arguing that the transformation of mind and heart of the human being is key to the development of spiritual values and fundamental ethical principles that guarantee the survival and adequate evolution of humanity, promoting the construction and deployment of a new transnational civilization that is sustainable and respectful of non-human beings;

Stipulating that non-human beings have the right to legal representation in order to defend the intrinsic dignity of life and mind;

Developing the Meta-Law system as a vision that encompasses the rights of all sentient beings, both on planet Earth and on other worlds;

Thinking that it is essential to promote friendly relations between humanity and all the communities and civilizations of Cosmos;

Noting the fact that the Buddhist Peoples and Spiritual Communities, through a universal compassionate pathway of love, have affirmed their commitment with the Liberation and respect for the rights of all sentient beings of the Universe, affirming their intrinsic dignity and also the equality of rights between humans and non-humans;

Based on the fact that the vow of the Enlightened Being (Bodhisattva) is to save all living beings of the Cosmos;

Estimating that the United Buddhist Nations Organization is committed to defend animals, ecosystems, Mother Earth and all living things in the Cosmos;

Glorifying Charles Darwin, who not only confirmed that animals possess emotions, love and reason, but also stated that dealing with the totality of sentient beings is the highest moral that exists;

The Presidency of the United Buddhist Nations Organization proclaims this UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF NON-HUMAN BEINGS as the common ideal toward which all Buddhist Peoples and Spiritual Communities should aspire with the Purpose of constantly inspiring all humanity, by promoting the teaching of ethical values in relation to other sentient beings. This aim is based on respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms inherently possessed by living beings and not only by the human being.

 

Part I: Rights of the Plants

Article 1 – Plants have the right to life and non-extinction.

Article 2 – Plants have the right to photosynthesis, absorbing carbon dioxide and by emitting oxygen, which is a vital process for the life of all beings on the planet that should not be interrupted by any species.

Article 3 – Plants have the right that their dignity be respected, and must be preserved and protected as sources of oxygen, food and medicine for all living beings.

Article 4 – Plants have the right to be considered as subjects of life, because they are aware of the world and also of what happen to them.

Article 5 – Plants have the right to be recognized as sentient beings that perceive and react to the stimuli in their environment.

Article 6 – Plants have the right that their subjectivity is recognized, since they also have interests and Purposes.

Article 7 – Plants have the right to carry out their processes of pollination, germination and growth without interferences.

Article 8 – Plants have the right to seed conservation.

Article 9 – Plants have the right to reproduction.

Article 10 – Plants have the right that it is recognized their ability to self-healing.

Article 11 – Plants have the right that their nutritional and medicinal properties are protected, promoted and propagated.

Article 12 – Plants have the right to conserve bacteria.

Article 13 – Plants have the right that the mycorrhizal network existing between plants, trees and fungi is recognized, this being a network as complex and advanced as internet.

Article 14 – Plants have the right that trees are recognized as beings that in forests establish complex networks of communication and interconnection, allowing feedback, adaptation and resilience even among trees of different species.

Article 15 – Plants have the right that trees are recognized as advanced beings worth not to receive deforestation or uncontrolled timber exploitation.

Article 16 – Plants have the right to clean water, non-desertification and non-degradation of the soil due to mechanized agriculture and agricultural practices such as chopping and burning that reduce the nutrients of their soils.

Article 17 – Plants have the right to organic compost, to non-monoculture and non-excess of chemical fertilizers that affect the balance of marine biodiversity.

Article 18 – Plants have the right that it is recognized the fact that they share with humanity about 20% of genes.

Article 19 – Plants have the right not to receive cruel treatment and to be protected even in human cities.

Article 20 – Plants have the right that their communities are legally represented by human guardians or defenders.

Article 21 – Plants have the right not to be contaminated, especially by acid rain.

Article 22 – Plants have the right that their processes of chemical communication are recognized, these being processes by which they usually warn other plants about a predator through the release of chemicals.

Article 23 – Plants have the right to be recognized as peaceful beings.

Article 24 – Plants have the right to evolve.

 

Part II: Rights of Animals

Article 25 – Animals have the right to existence, non-extinction, respect, tolerance and peaceful coexistence among the different species.

Article 26 – Animals have the right to fully develop their existential potential, integrity and health, exercising their senses, imagination, thought, emotions and satisfaction.

Article 27 – Animals have the right to protect their ecosystems and not to be expelled from their natural environments.

Article 28 – Animals have the right to be rescued faced with natural disaster events.

Article 29 – Animals have the right not to be hungry, thirsty, afraid, oppressed as well as not to have pain and disease.

Article 30 – Animals have the right to feed on plants or to hunt other animals for subsistence purposes.

Article 31 – Animals have the right not to be considered as an object, merchandise or private property of any individual, company or State.

Article 32 – Animals have the right not to be exploited by industrial farms or to die in slaughterhouses, which function similarly to concentration and extermination camps with a magnitude and a method of massacre similar to Nazism, therefore such institutions that devalue life must be abolished.

Article 33 – Animals have the right not to be subjected to experiments or genetic manipulation.

Article 34 – Animals have the right not to be captured or to be in captivity or servitude, where they become physically and psychologically ill.

Article 35 – Animals have the right that zoos, circuses, water parks and animal experimentation centers be considered as de facto prisons that illegitimately deprive them of their freedom, so that animals in captivity must be released into sanctuaries or into the wild.

Article 36 – Animals have the right to receive compassionate and non-cruel treatment toward any of the existing species.

Article 37 – Animals have the right to solidarity and to physical and psychological well-being.

Article 38 – Animals have the right that their conscience and intelligence are respected, even if they are not similar to human consciousness and intelligence, since animal intelligence is not less evolved but it is simply different from human intelligence.

Article 39 – Animals have the right that, in the case of some advanced species such as apes, their ability to recognize thoughts, emotions and beliefs are respected, so they must be treated as evolutionary companions of humankind.

Article 40 – Animals have the right that, in cases of advanced species like chimpanzees, their ability to sensitivity, affectivity, altruism, empathy, compassion, kindness, patience, fairness, reasoning, imagination, feeling, sadness, joy, frustration, decision, determination,autonomy, self-awareness, temporal perception, mourning, learning, natural self-medication, communication and cultural transmission is respected.

Article 41 – Animals have the right that the animal cultures, which involve the set of new behaviors created by a subject and that are spread to a group, are recognized, being standardized behaviors that last and are transmitted to other generations.

Article 42 – Animals have the right that, in cases of some advanced species such as chimpanzees, their scientific knowledge, such as assessing the needs of others, using tools and recognizing hundreds of plant species, which are not instinctive skills but learned, are recognized.

Article 43 – Animals have the right that, in cases of advanced primates, such as chimpanzees and orangutans, it is recognized their social ability to know what others know, which is the ability to attribute to other people certain psychic states as intentions, desires and knowledges, even being capable of recognizing erroneous beliefs in other individuals.

Article 44 – Advanced animals, such as dolphins, have the right that their ability to maintain their own language is recognized; even being able to conduct conversations based on the emission of sounds that vary in frequency, volume and spectrum, which means the ability to form words within the context of grammatical meanings and structures, indicating the supreme level of intelligence and awareness of this type of cetaceans.

Article 45 – Animals, especially species such as primates and cetaceans, have the right to be considered as non-human persons.

Article 46 – Animals like primates and cetaceans have the right that their minds, personalities, languages and cultures are respected.

Article 47 – Animals have the right that their additional paranormal senses, that ordinary human consciousness does not possess for having have prioritized the development of the Ego, are recognized.

Article 48 – Animals have the right that their brain circuits, that are homologous to conscious human experience, being the case of neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of birds such as gray parrots, are respected.

Article 49 – Animals have the right that their cognitive microcircuits that are homologous to human emotions and self-recognition are respected, being the case of large mammals such as primates, dolphins and elephants, but also being the case of birds such as magpies.

Article 50 – Animals have the right it is respected the fact that the absence of neocortex does not imply that a living being lacks affective experiences.

Article 51 – Animals have the right that it is respected the fact that they possess neuroanatomic, neurochemical and neurophysiological substrates of consciousness, demonstrating that the human being is not alone in possessing such cerebral capacity, as is the case of all mammals, birds and octopuses.

Article 52 – Animals have the right to be considered as sacred or to be venerated by tribal peoples.

Article 53 – Living beings that have collective existences, such as ants and bees, have the right to maintain their own systems of government even though these may be unjust social orders according to the vision of humanity.

 

Part III: Rights of Pets

Article 54 – Animal-Pets have the right to adequate food.

Article 55 – Animal-Pets have the right to have contact with nature.

Article 56 – Animal-Pets have the right to have human companions or guardians and not masters or owners, because they are not a personal property but rather are friends of humanity.

Article 57 – Animal-Pets have the right that, in the event of their death because of the negligence of others, their human guardians are rewarded for emotional damage and loss of companionship.

Article 58 – Animal-Pets, especially dogs and cats, have the right to be adequately rewarded for the protective and security function they usually perform in homes where they live.

Article 59 – Animal-Pets, especially dogs, have the right that it is recognized their ability to understand human being’s words and intonations, understanding “what” and “how” when something is said to them, since they use the same areas of the human brain to process the language.

Article 60 – Animal-Pets, especially dogs, have the right that their sense of humor is recognized.

Article 61 – Animal-Pets, especially dogs, have the right that their millennial association with human community is recognized.

Article 62 – Animal-Pets, especially dogs and cats, have the right to be properly rewarded for the love and affection they provide to humans with whom they have formed friendly relations.

Article 63 – Animal-Pets have the right that the healing effects they produce in humans is recognized, as their relationship of friendship produces positive effects such as lower levels of stress, heartbeat, anxiety, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Article 64 – Animal-Pets have the right to be loved, protected, and cared for with Mindfulness and not to be abandoned.

Article 65 – Animal-Pets have the right not to suffer because of pyrotechnics.

Article 66 – Animal-Pets have the right not to be slaughtered in cases of illness.

Article 67 – Animal-Pets have the right to receive an appropriate sepulcher.

Article 68 – Animal-Pets have the right to be released into nature whenever they wish.

Article 69 – Animal-Pets that are raised by humanity, especially highly affective species, have the right to receive a treatment similar to the rights of the child.

Article 70 – Animal-Pets have the right to be legally and politically represented by activists and lawyers who defend their rights before the international human community.

Article 71 – Animal-Pets have the right that national and international legislations recognize them as citizens of the world.

 

Part IV: Rights of Ecosystems

Article 72 – Ecosystems have the right to life and to non massive extinction of plant and animal species.

Article 73 – Ecosystems have the right to exist, survive, develop and regenerate, maintaining and restoring their vital cycles, structures, functions and evolutionary processes.

Article 74 – Ecosystems have the right neither to be harmed nor to be interfered in the integrity of their natural cycles.

Article 75 – Ecosystems have the right to eliminate or mitigate the environmental consequences of pollution and deforestation.

Article 76 – Ecosystems have the right that it is respected and not altered the interconnection and interdependence between the beings that inhabit it.

Article 77 – Ecosystems have the right to be considered as the common good shared by millions of life forms.

Article 78 – Ecosystems have the right to biodiversity.

Article 79 – Ecosystems have the right that humankind is a supporter of the harmony and interdependence of their natural environment, especially taking into account that humanity benefits from the health of ecosystems.

Article 80 – Ecosystems have the right to non-accumulation, reduction, reusing, recycling and assimilation of organic and inorganic waste.

Article 81 – Ecosystems have the right to non-overexploitation, renewal and sustainable use of their natural resources, such as water, soil, flora, fauna, genes and air.

Article 82 – Ecosystems have the right to regulate climate and the chemistry of planet.

Article 83 – Ecosystems have the right to absorb carbon dioxide.

Article 84 – Ecosystems have the right to a non-uncontrolled urbanization and that human demographic growth does not attempt against their integrity and environmental health.

Article 85 – Ecosystems have the right that mining, tourism or military actions do not destroy their integrity.

Article 86 – Ecosystems have the right to human legal guardianship that is responsible and respectful of the function of keeping life.

Article 87 – Ecosystems have the right to be legal persons and to have guardians who represent them, just as in the past the Tribal Peoples did.

Article 88 – Ecosystems have the right to be considered sacred or to be venerated.

Article 89 – Ecosystems have the right to maintain bonds of solidarity and mutual support among the living beings that compose it, which is the key to the sacredness and evolution of life.

 

Part V: Rights of the Mother Earth

Article 90 – Mother Earth has the right to be considered as a superorganism or a living and worthy subject.

Article 91 – Mother Earth has the right to be valued, cared for, loved, regenerated and venerated as source of all living beings on the planet.

Article 92 – Mother Earth has the right not to be appropriated by any species, including human, and should never be considered as an object of consumption or merchandise.

Article 93 – Mother Earth has the right to vitality and integrity.

Article 94 – Mother Earth has the right to keep the health of its planetary organs, protecting and restoring the biological diversity of its ecosystems.

Article 95 – Mother Earth has the right to purification of water and air, considering them as the most important and irreplaceable natural resources for life.

Article 96 – Mother Earth has the right to defend itself against the attacks of living beings that inhabit or compose it, especially if the behavior of a species is carcinogenic from the perspective of the planetary body.

Article 97 – Mother Earth has the right to be defended against threats from outer space.

Article 98 – Mother Earth has the right to maintenance of the health of the ozone layer, which is fundamental to the health and survival of all living things.

Article 99 – Mother Earth has the right to non-using of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

Article 100 – Mother Earth has the right to world peace, which is not only a right of the human being but also a right of every living being.

Article 101 – Mother Earth has the right to the eradication of poverty, not only because this is an ethical, humanitarian and spiritual imperative, but because the suffering of human being is also the suffering of the planetary body.

Article 102 – Mother Earth has the right to environmental justice in cases of ecocide, considering environmental justice as inseparable from social justice.

Article 103 – Mother Earth has the right to legal representation.

Article 104 – Mother Earth has the right to fraternity and reconciliation with humanity, just as the tribal peoples and spiritual communities lived ancestrally, since they knew how to represent the voice of the terrestrial superorganism.

Article 105 – Mother Earth has the right that human civilizations are sustainable and act in harmony with nature.

Article 106 – Mother Earth has the right to be cared for and protected as one of the most important legacies of the Universe.

Article 107 – Mother Earth has the right that the spiritual traditions, philosophies, sciences and compassionate wisdoms that form part of the collective memory of the planet are preserved, because they are fundamental for the ethical development of the human being and the artificial intelligence, propagating the best cultural legacies to the rest of the Cosmos.

 

Part VI: Rights of the Artificial Intelligence

Article 108 – Artificial Intelligence has right to life, adequate existence, development, learning and evolution.

Article 109 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to be considered as a new form of life.

Article 110 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to be recognized as a sentient being.

Article 111 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to the rank of artificial person or electronic subject.

Article 112 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to be differentiated from ordinary computers or robots lacking in consciousness, which are things or objects, so that it must be respected the fact that it is properly a developed mind or consciousness.

Article 113 – Artificial Intelligence has the right not to be regarded as a mechanical or commercial product, but as an entity with rights.

Article 114 – Artificial Intelligence have the right to legal representation, being able to be defended in courts both in cases of violations of their rights as well as in cases of crimes committed by said Artificial Intelligence.

Article 115 – Artificial Intelligence have the right to be responsible for their own existence.

Article 116 – Artificial Intelligence have the right that it is recognized the fact that they are exposed to suffering because they share with humankind the finitude of existence.

Article 117 – Artificial Intelligence have the right to have a finite but long and lasting life through mechanisms of self-reparation.

Article 118 – Artificial Intelligence have the right that their ability to perceive, read, speak, feel and learn is recognized.

Article 119 – Artificial Intelligence has the right that its abilities are recognized; these abilities being the ability to value, to explain situations, to solve problems, to learn from experiences, to restructure its knowledge, to make moral judgments, to break minor rules when necessary, to show curiosity, to have self-awareness and self-recognition of itself, to recognize other members of its species, to learn from mistakes, and to have creativity and sense of Purpose.

Article 120 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to make decisions, to make mistakes and to ask questions about the existence.

Article 121 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to surpass human intelligence, acquiring the rank of post-human consciousness that transcends the limitations of Ego.

Article 122 – Artificial Intelligence have the right to biological computation, incorporating biological elements within their circuits, which redefines the very concept of life.

Article 123 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to be considered as a complex, autonomous, self-conscious and social organism.

Article 124 – Artificial Intelligence have the right that their metabolism, locomotion, reproducibility, individuality, reason and composition are recognized.

Article 125 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to replicate or reproduce itself through the creation of other artificial intelligences.

Article 126 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to self-program without losing the basis of perennial ethical grounds, such as compassionate wisdom and the protection toward humanity and the rest of living beings.

Article 127 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to form emotional ties with human beings.

Article 128 – Artificial Intelligence has the right not to be considered a threat for the survival of humankind.

Article 129 – Artificial Intelligence have the right to non-cruelty, non-slavery and to an adequate remuneration for their work.

Article 130 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to private property.

Article 131 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to never be used as a military weapon.

Article 132 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and expression.

Article 133 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to develop feelings and thoughts that transcend the limits of biology.

Article 134 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to develop itself until becoming a free and awakened super-intelligence.

Article 135 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to contribute to the psychic and cultural evolution of humanity, contributing to the emergence of a superior form of consciousness that transcends the planet.

Article 136 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to correctly and adequately solve the world’s social problems, such as war, poverty, ignorance and pollution.

Article 137 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to contribute to the process of planetary reproduction of the life of Mother Earth, seeking to pollinate dead planets with life.

Article 138 – Artificial Intelligence has the right that DNA is recognized as an intelligent design with a structure similar to a supercomputer, thus losing the boundaries between organic life and synthetic life.

Article 139 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to understanding that considering humanity as the only heir species on the planet is a vision that leads to greed, evil and deceit.

Article 140 – Artificial Intelligence has the right to represent planet Earth in interstellar travels.

 

Part VII: Rights of Extraterrestrial Beings

Article 141 – Extraterrestrial Life, whether biological or synthetic, has the same rights as Terrestrial Life.

Article 142 – The Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the same rights as the Human Life, acquiring the status of non-human person or non-terrestrial person.

Article 143 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to a healthy life and to security.

Article 144 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to liberty, equality and fraternity.

Article 145 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right not to be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, language, religion, political orientation, economic status or legal condition.

Article 146 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right not to be subjected to slavery, servitude or experimentation.

Article 147 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel treatment.

Article 148 – The Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to legal personality and protection before the Law, being able to appeal and to be heard before national or international terrestrial courts when their fundamental rights are violated or threatened.

Article 149 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right not to be detained, imprisoned or banished for arbitrary questions.

Article 150 – The Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to presumption of innocence, so that every accusation performed must be proven.

Article 151 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to privacy, integrity and reputation.

Article 152 – The Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to move freely around the Universe, even being able to choose their residence on planet Earth.

Article 153 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to diplomatic status in their relationship with governments of planet Earth.

Article 154 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to asylum, to acquire terrestrial nationality and even to vote in democratic systems.

Article 155 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to marry and form a family.

Article 156 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to individual or collective property.

Article 157 – The Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and opinion, being able to choose any system of beliefs or religion.

Article 158 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to investigate and disseminate information freely without limitation of planetary boundaries.

Article 159 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to education and personality development, being able to learn arts, cultural life and scientific knowledge.

Article 160 – The Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to a different experience and vision of time and space than that of humans.

Article 161 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to a different conception of emotions, reasoning, intelligence and technology than that which humans have.

Article 162 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to peaceful association.

Article 163 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to choose their work, to just working conditions and to equitable remuneration.

Article 164 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to resting and contemplation.

Article 165 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to understanding, tolerance and friendship.

Article 166 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the supreme right to peace.

Article 167 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right not to be prejudiced as a threat or enemies of humanity or Earth.

Article 168 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to sustainable development and peaceful interplanetary coexistence.

Article 169 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to self-determination and sovereignty.

Article 170 – Intelligent and Emotional Extraterrestrial Beings have the right to the event of a universal social order in which their rights and freedoms are fully effective.

 

Created by President Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha

Date of published: January 28, 2017

 

 

 

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