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  • n  (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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  • Congressional Testimony on Human Rights in Russia before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 16, 2013
    June 14, 2013 AIUSA Testimony of Frank S. Jannuzi Deputy Executive Director, Amnesty International, USA Freedom Under Assault in Putin's Russia Thanks for inviting me to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the subject of Russia's deteriorating human rights situation. I have submitted my full testimony for the record, and request permission to briefly summarize my remarks ...
    June 19, 2013 - Amnesty International
  • Exhibit Explores US History of 'Rights' Versus 'Privileges'
    The National Archives' upcoming exhibit, 'The Record of Rights,' is about the human rights struggles faced by women, African-Americans, and immigrants in the U.S. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with one of the exhibit's curators about some of the more unique items on display.
    June 19, 2013 - NPR
  • UK says soldier deaths' court ruling will hit combat missions
    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The British government warned on Wednesday that future combat operations could become more difficult after a court ruled that families of three soldiers killed in Iraq could sue the military for failing to protect troops on active duty. Britain's Supreme Court upheld the claim of relatives that the Human Rights Act applied to troops serving in battle abroad ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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