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. The reading of these documents enabled me to utter my thoughts, and to meet the arguments brought forward to sustain slavery; but while they relieved me of one difficulty, they brought on an- other even more painful than the one of which I was relieved.
"I didn't give it for one,--nay, I'll say, besides, that ours is the more bold and palpable infringement of human rights; actually buying a man up, like a horse,--looking at his teeth, cracking his joints, and trying his paces and then paying down for him,--having speculators, breeders, traders, and brokers in human bodies and souls,--sets the thing before the eyes of the civilized world in a more tangible form, though the thing done be, after all, in its nature, the same; that is, appropriating one set of human beings to the use and improvement of another without any regard to their own."
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.
The policy envisions a country where everyone has the right to promote and to strive for the protection and realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the national level.
The essence behind this policy is Article 1, UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders according to which 'Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to promote and to strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the national and international levels'.
Our Japanese counterparts will share their experiences on these topics and we will exchange views on how to improve the human rights situation,' Malin said.
9199, or the proposed 'Human Rights Defenders Protection Law,' which would guarantee the rights and freedoms of people working to advance the cause of human rights.

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