human right

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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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Human rights defenders in Garissa have accused the government of using excessive force and violating human rights in its bid to counter violent extremism in Northeastern region.
Nestle has become the first major multi-national company to report publicly on its human rights impacts across seven countries, and what it is doing to address them.
New York) – President Hamid Karzai should appoint independent and experienced human rights experts to fill vacancies on the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), Human Rights Watch said today.
Clearly, they are not simply legal claims and duties--say, claims and duties that are enshrined within international law--for we may intelligibly ask of anything that is called a human right within international law whether it is a genuine human right.
The basic objective of the campaign was promotion of human rights values for creating a culture of tolerance and respect.
ISLAMABAD -- In its efforts to inform the internationally community about steps taken by the government to ensure basic human rights, the Ministry of Human Rights is organising a first ever three-day International Human Rights Conference from Monday.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being.
MANILA, Philippines International human rights organizations expressed their strong condemnation on the recent killings of human rights defenders and the "worsening climate of impunity" in the country.
National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Secretary-General Maryam bint Abdullah al-Attiyah said that celebrating Qatar Human Rights Day annually on November 11 commemorates the decision to establish NHRC, which transformed the promotion and protection of human rights in the State of Qatar.
LAHORE -- Human rights activists appreciated Pakistan's becoming a member state of United Nation Human Rights Council, cautioning Islamabad needs to improve its human rights facilities promptly at home.
Qatar's National Human Rights Committee stressed Sunday that the complaint submitted by the siege countries to the High Commissioner for Human Rights was a desperate attempt to hinder the Qatari committee's efforts in protecting human rights.
When governments try to silence human rights defenders, they do so either by penalizing their activities or, in most instances, by labeling them as obstacles to law enforcement.
A global study has found that almost half of the surveyed companies have never undertaken a dedicated human rights due diligence process or a human rights impact assessment.
The Contentious History of the International Bill of Human Rights, by Christopher N.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A high-ranking Iranian human rights delegation arrived in Geneva on Monday to take part in a specialized conference and meet senior Italian officials.
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