Declaration of Human Rights

Declaration of Human Rights

(1948) declaration passed by the United Nations; the rights are the individual freedoms usually associated with Western democracy. [World Hist.: Payton, 186]
See: Freedom
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The repugnant socialist philosophy that rights emanate from the State has animated utopians across history; it pervades totalitarian recipes like the French Revolutionary Declaration of the Rights of Man and the various constitutions drawn up during that period, not to mention the UN's own Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
He continued his interest in human rights and rallied over 200 Canyon High students to sign a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, calling for the release of Tibetan political prisoners.
SA 8000 is an internationally recognized standard based on International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on Rights of the child.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted between January 1947 and December 1948.
com)-- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights originated from the United Nations in 1948.
Along with Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum novarum (1891), and Pius XI's Quadragesimo anno (1931), he included the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (1948), but neglected to mention that human rights are based on the natural law, and that, over the years, the United Nations has added a few rights that are not.
It is from concerns such as these that humanists have long upheld those civil liberties spelled out or implied in such documents as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Bill of Rights in the U.
FIFTY years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which began by stating: ``All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
The republic has either ratified or accepted the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), and the UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief (1981).
The festival, tied in with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, honored producer-director Robert Wise, director Martin Scorsese, director Jim Sheridan and the late actress Audrey Hepburn, along with six films, for their contributions to world awareness of human rights issues.
Fifty years ago, the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed as a fundamental human right that the family is entitled to protection from society and the state.
Charter, international treaties, international conventions that Afghanistan has signed, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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