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  Human rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human rights refers to the concept of human beings as having universal rights, or status, regardless of legal jurisdiction or other localizing factors, such as ethnicity, nationality, and sex.
The term "human rights" has replaced the term "natural rights" in popularity, because the rights are less and less frequently seen as requiring natural law for their existence.
Human rights have historically arisen from the need to protect citizens from abuse by the state and this might suggest that all mankind has a duty to intervene and protect people wherever they are.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_rights   (3905 words)

 Human rights - Simple English Wikipedia
Human rights is the idea that people should have rights just because they are human beings.
These rights are seen as universal, which means they are meant for everyone, no matter what their race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, age, sex, political beliefs (or any other kind of beliefs), intelligence, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Human rights abuses happen when people are hurt in a way that violates (goes against) his human rights.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_rights   (1034 words)

 Human Rights
Examples of human rights are the right to freedom of religion, the right to a fair trial when charged with a crime, the right not to be tortured, and the right to engage in political activity.
The main sources of the contemporary conception of human rights are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948b) and the many human rights documents and treaties that followed in international organizations such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, and the African Union.
Rawls says that human rights "specify limits to a regime's internal autonomy" and that "their fulfillment is sufficient to exclude justified and forceful intervention by other peoples, for example, by diplomatic and economic sanctions, or in grave cases by military force" (Rawls 1999, 79-80).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/rights-human   (15493 words)

 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
www.un.org /Overview/rights.html   (1587 words)

 Human Rights First | Us Law & Security | The Case Against Secretary Rumsfeld
In the latest development in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and Human Rights First against Secretary Rumsfeld, on July 21, 2006, the Secretary reasserted his argument that he is immune from responsibility for acts of torture and abuse committed under his watch.
Human Rights First and the American Civil Liberties Union announced their response to arguments by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and three other defendants that they are immune from a lawsuit holding them accountable for policies of torture and abuse committed under their watch against civilians detained by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On January 5, 2006, Human Rights First and the ACLU filed a consolidated amended complaint in the civil lawsuit charging Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with legal responsibility for the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
www.humanrightsfirst.org /us_law/etn/lawsuit/index.asp   (701 words)

 Human Rights | Turnabout
Nonetheless, as an institution “human rights” have outrun construction of the foundations needed for something intended to be so authoritative and universal.
The result is that human rights, as an institution and practice, have come sometimes to support imperialism and even a peculiar tyranny, one that like other tyrannies can lead to human degradation.
Reform is needed so that human rights can more reliably perform their necessary and beneficial — although limited — function in modern political life.
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 OHCHR: English (English) - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/eng.htm   (1931 words)

 Human Rights
The Commission provides recourse to individuals who have suffered violations of their rights and works with states to help strengthen the laws and institutions that provide human rights protections.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is an autonomous judicial institution whose purpose is the application and interpretation of the American Convention on Human Rights.
This is a center for teaching, research and promotion of human rights whose mission is to promote and strengthen respect for the principles set out in the American Convention on Human Rights.
www.oas.org /OASpage/humanrights.htm   (151 words)

 Human Rights
The Human Rights Watch reports that were sharply critical of Israel's killing of civilians in Lebanon represent the latest battle for Jewish hearts and minds in the ideological war over the Middle East.
Human rights groups are saying that the evidence they've gathered demands an international hearing.
A consideration of economic rights as coequal with civil and political rights may be the only way for the human rights movement to recapture its power and urgency.
www.thenation.com /directory/human_rights   (1076 words)

 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
Article 1(3) (http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/chapter1.html) specifically states that one of the purposes of the UN is "[t]o achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion".
The rights and obligations enumerated in the Charter were codified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/b1udhr.htm).
The most important human rights instruments are available full-text under the section called International Law (http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/), but they lack complete citations and there is no search mechanism for the treaties separate from the rese of the web site.
www.asil.org /resource/humrts1.htm   (9192 words)

 Human Rights
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago.
The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises.
Each year, DRL develops, edits, and submits to Congress a 5,000-page report on human rights conditions in over 190 countries that is respected globally for its objectivity and accuracy.
www.state.gov /g/drl/hr   (500 words)

 The University of Chicago Human Rights Program
At the University of Chicago, research and teaching in human rights integrate exploration of the core questions of human dignity with critical examination of the institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in the contemporary world.
The University of Chicago Human Rights Program is an initiative unique among its peers for the interdisciplinary focus its faculty and students bring to bear on these essential matters.
The Human Rights Internship Program is supported by grants from the Provost, the College, the Divisions of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School for Social Service Administration, as well as by generous alumni, the University Women’s Board, and the Robert Kirschner Memorial Fund.
humanrights.uchicago.edu   (336 words)

 Human Rights, Human Rights violations, Human Rights Organization, Turkish, Genocide, Massacre 20th Century Genocides, ...
The United Human Rights Council (UHRC), by means of action on a grassroots level, works toward correcting the human rights violations of those governments who distort, deny, and delude their own history to disguise past and present genocides, massacres, and human rights violations.
The UHRC is a collective of concerned citizens, including a diverse spectrum of members and supporters from various community- based organizations and student associations of universities and colleges.
The UHRC advances its human rights goals and raises global awareness though grassroots mobilization, boycotts, community outreach, and education.
www.unitedhumanrights.org   (160 words)

 A Directory of Human Rights charities
Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses.
Forum 18 believes that religious freedom is a fundamental human right, which is essential for the dignity of humanity and for true freedom.
Monitors the human rights of 3.5 million ethnic Hungarians who live as minorities in East Central Europe.
www.human-rights.org.uk   (512 words)

 Edwin Ginn Library-Multilaterals Project-Human Rights
American Convention on Human Rights (22 Nov 1969); Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "Protocol of San Salvador" (17 Nov 1988); Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).
Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights "Protocol of San Salvador" (17 Nov 1988).
Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights to Abolish the Death Penalty (7 June 1990).
fletcher.tufts.edu /multi/humanRights.html   (756 words)

 HREA - The Global Human Rights Education Network
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition -- The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies.
Final call for applications for Inter-American human rights system course -- Apply now to the new e-learning course on protecting and promoting human rights in the Americas.
www.hrea.org   (229 words)

 Human Rights Enforcement
Overview: Picturing rights as abstract things to be defended grows from the model, or era, in which governments posed the major threat to humankind.
The focus must be on the proactive enforcement of rights, economic and social, and not only on defense.
The Human Rights Enforcement Project identifies, monitors and where possible and appropriate prosecutes abusers of rights, including financial institutions which enable other abusers, including dictators.
www.humanrightsenforcement.org   (1745 words)

 Human Rights -This is the century to move from politicisation of human rights towards humanising political ways
Human Rights -This is the century to move from politicisation of human rights towards humanising political ways
The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights more than half a century ago, but that has done little to stop violations the world over, just as the Geneva Convention has not protected prisoners of war enough.
This is the century to move from politicisation of human rights towards humanising political ways.
www.ipsnews.net /human.asp   (656 words)

 Department for Constitutional Affairs - People's Rights
We are responsible for the Human Rights Act and the development of human rights policy generally.
We are not responsible for enforcing the Act and cannot investigate alleged human rights violations.
If you want information about how to deal with a breach of your rights under the Act or on bringing a human rights case to court, you must contact a solicitor or other legal advisor.
www.humanrights.gov.uk   (130 words)

 Welcome to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Partner with the Department of Human Rights to end discrimination.
A forum in Albert Lea focuses on employment discrimination, the Human Rights Act and changes rippling throughout Minnesota and local economies
The Department of Human Rights now publishes settlement information about selected cases as part of its mandate under the Human Rights Act to "educate to eliminate" discrimination.
www.humanrights.state.mn.us   (244 words)

 EUROPA - European Union activities – Human Rights
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are core values of the European Union.
Respect for human rights is a prerequisite for countries seeking to join the Union and a precondition for countries who have concluded trade and other agreements with it.
European Union Annual Report on Human Rights 2003.
europa.eu /pol/rights/index_en.htm   (187 words)

 Human Rights Video Project
The Human Rights Video Project is a national library project created to increase the public's awareness of human rights issues through the medium of documentary films.
The project also encourages collaborations between public libraries and human rights advocacy organizations to present film screenings and discussion programs.
The Human Rights Video Project provides resources for organizations that wish to create effective discussion programs around human rights issues through documentary film screenings.
www.humanrightsproject.org   (263 words)

 Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an independent legal body based in Gaza City dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
PCHR is a recipient of the 1996 French Republic Award for Human Rights.
PCHR’s Annual Report 2005 contains information on the overall human rights situation in the OPT and a summary of the Centre’s activities and a financial statement.
www.pchrgaza.org   (603 words)

 Human Rights Issues - Global Issues
This section attempts to highlight some of the gross human rights violations, racial hatred, the effects of media suppression, distortion and bias, that still occur around the world -- both near and far from home.
It has been 50 years since the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights and yet the abuses continue to grow.
A never-ending struggle for women is to attain their full rights in society.
www.globalissues.org /HumanRights   (224 words)

 Gender Issues: Human Rights - UNIFEM
All UNIFEM programmes support women’s human rights, because women suffer from the denial of these rights around the world.
With women in every region turning to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a human rights tool, UNIFEM works with women’s groups and governments to map shortfalls in national implementation of the treaty, and put in place laws and policies to uphold it.
UNIFEM Chief of Africa Section Advocates for Women's Human Rights in Kenya and the East and Horn of Africa (News, 26.07.06) • eng
www.unifem.org /gender_issues/human_rights   (278 words)

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