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(law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)

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Yet, it is worth noting that China's views on human rights have experienced gradual changes over the past 60 years.
It is an infringement on the freedom of expression and opinion guaranteed by the constitution and international conventions, including the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights which Lebanon ratified in 1972," said a statement released by a consortium of human rights organizations.
Navanthem Pillay the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed during her recent visit to Jordan, is key in any effort aimed at creating a sustainable culture of human rights,.
First, the Advisory Council on Human Rights would like to recall the standards of international human rights institutions under the Paris Principles, governing such institutions, which stipulate that national institutions should play a major role in promoting and protecting human rights in their respective countries and insist on guarantees of their independence and pluralism;
We are establishing such an agency to preserve and improve human rights, monitor national and international human rights developments, inform people and institutions about issues concerning human rights, examine human rights complaints, and prevent human rights violations," Cicek, who is also the government spokesman, told reporters after the cabinet meeting in Ankara.
The Human Rights Merit Award recognizes Mazda's initiatives to promote its human rights philosophy both within and outside the company under the Mazda Human Rights Declaration.
The concept of inalienable human rights was later enshrined in one of the world's most historically important international agreements: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The nature of human rights is the focus in Part 1 in articles by Alistair Macleod, Rex Martin and David Duquette.
Springer said the new journal "challenges conventional biases found in most policy-related literature" and documents "systemic violations of human rights, whatever their ideological persuasion or functional sources.
Also during the convention, Tennessee United for Human Rights presented a seminar on artists rights as human rights.
Speaking to an audience of civic organisations, the First Minister said: Responsibility for the Human Rights Act rests solely with the Westminster parliament, but European Convention rights are embedded into the devolution settlement and human rights itself is a devolved issue.
EQUALITY DEFERRED provides an important and compelling account of the origins of human rights legislation in British Columbia, the first Canadian jurisdiction to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.
Those who claim to be advocates of human rights, including the US, support human rights to the extent that it will meet their interests," Rapporteur of the parliament's Legal and Judicial Commission Mohammad Ali Esfanani told FNA on Sunday.
The delegation will apprise members of human rights council; Geneva based diplomats, special procedures and mandate holders of human rights council and members of international human rights organizations about the human rights situation of Indian occupied Kashmir", leader of the delegation Altaf Hussain Wani told before leaving Islamabad for Geneva Sunday morning.
Altaf Hussain Wani senior Hurriyet leader and Vice chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front who is leading the seven-member delegation, continued that the delegation will also organize seminars of the different issues of human rights in United Nations Geneva on the sidelines of the human rights council session.
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