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The Importance of Human Rights Education

Human Rights

It is often said that knowledge is power, and this is especially true when it comes to knowledge of human rights. Simply put, this is the teaching of the history, laws and theories surrounding human rights. There’s a variety of

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Brave Vietnamese Writers Honored for Commitment to Rights

This week, Human Rights Watch awarded forty-eight writers from 24 countries 2011 Hellman/Hammett grants for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution. Included in the diverse group are 28 winners from Asia, including eight

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December 10, 1948: United Nations Adopts The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Exactly 62 years ago today, the United Nations adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Making today, International Human Rights Day. America’s first lady at the time, Eleanor Roosevelt helped inspire the 1948 agreement. A global pledge critics say the

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