Declaration of the Rights of Man

Declaration of the Rights of Man

(1789) proclaimed legal equality of man. [Fr. Hist.: Payton, 186]
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A new elected Parliament was in control, the upcoming middle classes had an increasing say in the country's affairs and the Declaration of the Rights of Man remains a key text for those studying the history of human rights.
Israel tracks such radical ideas' influence through the early Revolution through their enactment into the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
The government of Haiti is bound by the Constitution of 1987 whose article 19 expressly reads: "The State has the absolute obligation to guarantee the right to life, health and respect for the human person for all citizens without distinction, in conformity with the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man.
The US Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution's Declaration of the Rights of Man are both examples of manifestos literally changing the world.
Prior to the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, citizens were subjects of the king.
She asserts that the liberal mob's revolutionary document is France's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
A hundred years later freedom of speech was extended by the French revolutionaries in their Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, affirming the free communication of ideas and opinions to be one of the most precious of the rights of man.
Dating from 1789, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen is an historic document of which country?
Whatever the origin of this epigram, it is one of those pivotal points in history that redefines and changes forever our understanding of democracy, like the Magna Carta, the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, along with the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and equally so the European Convention, all declare the importance of private property rights.
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But ever since the 1789 French Revolution and its presumptuous Declaration of the Rights of Man, the French have assumed that they alone possess the truly universal culture.

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