human rights


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human rights

pl.n.
The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are considered to be entitled, often held to include the rights to life, liberty, equality, and a fair trial, freedom from slavery and torture, and freedom of thought and expression.

human rights

pl n
(Sociology) the rights of individuals to liberty, justice, etc

hu′man rights′


n.pl.
fundamental rights, esp. those believed to belong to an individual and in whose exercise a government may not interfere, as the rights to speak, associate, and work.
[1785–95]
Translations
drets humans
lidská práva
menneskerettighedermenneskerettighederne
ihmisoikeudet
droits de l'hommedroits de l’homme
זכויות האדם
ljudska prava
emberi jogok
hak asasi manusia
mannréttindi
人権
인권
mensenrechtenrechten van de mens
ľudské práva
mänskliga rättigheter
สิทธิของมนุษย์
права людини
nhân quyền

human rights

npldiritti mpl dell'uomo

human rights

حُقُوقُ الإِنْسَانُ lidská práva menneskerettigheder Menschenrechte ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα derechos humanos ihmisoikeudet droits de l'Homme ljudska prava diritti umani 人権 인권 mensenrechten menneskerettigheter prawa człowieka direitos humanos права человека mänskliga rättigheter สิทธิของมนุษย์ insan hakları nhân quyền 人权
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One might fancy him, passionate with theories of human equality and human rights, discussing, arguing, fighting behind barricades in Paris, flying before the Austrian cavalry in Milan, imprisoned here, exiled from there, hoping on and upborne ever with the word which seemed so magical, the word Liberty; till at last, broken with disease and starvation, old, without means to keep body and soul together but such lessons as he could pick up from poor students, he found himself in that little neat town under the heel of a personal tyranny greater than any in Europe.
and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today.
The pack was turning on Helen, to deny her human rights, and it seemed to Margaret that all Schlegels were threatened with her.
What I got from Sheridan was a bold denunciation of slav- ery, and a powerful vindication of human rights.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister -- though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her -- the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject the following winter.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.
There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.
In terms of implementation of human rights in each individual country, China's official position is that, even though general human rights principles can be seen as universal, human rights must be treated with sensitivity to fit into each country's own development level, cultural tradition and value system.
BEIRUT: A group of human rights organizations said Wednesday that the charges against human rights activist Saadeddine Shatila are a serious breach of international human rights standards and a threat to the role of human rights defenders.
This training program organized by the National Center for Human Rights (NCHR), UNESCO Amman and the Ministry of Education, targeted 25 human rights activists and trainers from governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in human rights education.
Following the hostile and irresponsible claims of the Chair of the alleged Algerian national human rights institution, the so-called Farouk Ksentini, in which he falsely and deceitfully called the dismantling of the Gdeim Izik camp in Laayoune "genocide and crimes against humanity committed by an aggressive country", the Advisory Council on Human Rights issues this press release to clarify for the Maghrebian and international public opinion in general, and those concerned by human rights, in particular, the following:
Turkey's State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek said that the Council of Ministers adopted a bill on establishment of Turkish Human Rights Agency.

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