Quotations on Human rights

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Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: American, Rights, Human rights, Principles)

We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Quality, Act, Effort, Rights, Harm, Human rights, Lawyers, News, Publishing)

There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former.
- Max Baucus
(Keywords: Rights, Human rights, Past, Today, Will)

You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Time, Country, First, Rights, Human rights, Injustice, Question, Questions, Years)

America's support for human rights and democracy is our noblest export to the world.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: America, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Support, World)

When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Education, Health, People, Care, Countries, Rights, Generosity, Human rights, Principles, Solidarity)

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Power, Democracy, Focus, Rights, Human rights, Now, Respect, Struggle, Years)

So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.
- Bono
(Keywords: Equality, Dignity, Rights, Human rights, Talking)

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner
(Keywords: Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Saying)

It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Keywords: Circumstances, Example, Extreme, Rights, Human rights, May)

The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Justice, Nations, Respect, Trade)

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government's obligation, not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch
(Keywords: Women, Idea, Government, Effort, End, Rights, Human rights, Obligation, Violence)

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: America, Rights, Human rights, Sense)

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Survival, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Pursuit, Spiritual)

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Soul, Policy, Foreign policy, Rights, Human rights, Sense)

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Work, Rights, Heroes, Human rights, Oppression, Support, Victims)

As corollaries to the right of every individual to life and to full participation in society, the Declaration incorporated in the list of human rights the right to work and a certain number of economic, social, and cultural rights.
- Rene Cassin
(Keywords: Life, Work, Society, Rights, Human rights, Participation)

Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Cruelty, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Violence)

Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Enemy, Rights, Human rights, Iraq, states, Terror, United)

We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability.
- Warren Christopher
(Keywords: People, Boats, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Interest, states, United)

Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Marriage, Sex, Rights, Human rights, Public)

If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Successful, Control, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Internet)

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- Dick Durbin
(Keywords: Legal, Rights, Hair, Human rights, Law, Nation, Respect, Treatment)

The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi
(Keywords: Idea, Rights, Human rights, Nothing)

I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
- Shirin Ebadi
(Keywords: Hope, Countries, Example, Rights, Human rights, Leaders, Will)

Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi
(Keywords: Clients, Rights, Human rights, Lawyers, Trials)

We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy.
- Bulent Ecevit
(Keywords: Economy, Rights, Human rights, Legislation, Parliament, Years)

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
- Jan Egeland
(Keywords: People, Rights, Grave, Human rights, Now, Population)

We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Human rights, Law, Nation, Respect, Will)

Paramount is the need to secure human rights. The form of rule should be such that the citizen does not have to fear the State, but gives it direction and confidently participates in its administration.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Fear, Direction, Rights, Human rights, State)

The human rights community has focused very narrowly on political and civil rights for many decades, and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Civil rights, Community, Human rights, Now, Reason)

My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.
- Mike Farrell
(Keywords: Dreams, Family, Work, People, Future, Rights, Human rights, Reform, Struggle)

Since achieving their independence in 1992, the people of Croatia have built a democratic society based on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and a free market economy.
- Elton Gallegly
(Keywords: Society, People, Economy, Independence, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect)

Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.
- Kay Granger
(Keywords: Life, Dawn, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Privilege, Shadows)

The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform.
- Chuck Hagel
(Keywords: Time, History, Development, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Nations, Needs, Play, Reform, Security, Stability, Today, United)

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Keywords: Rights, Human rights, Philosophy)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else.
- Garrett Hardin
(Keywords: Family, Society, Decision, Choice, Rights, Human rights, Rest)

There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.
- Dorothy Height
(Keywords: Civil rights, Contradiction, Human rights, Law, Respect)

Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so, you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god, Force.
- Auberon Herbert
(Keywords: God, Feet, Force, Rights, Human rights, May, Old, Will)

I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction.
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Keywords: Countries, Democracy, Direction, Rights, Human rights, Influence, Nations, states, United)

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Words)

Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: Fighting, Rights, Human rights, Terrorism)

It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: Rights, Human rights, Law, Terrorism)

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: Rights, Human rights, Law, Terrorism)

George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a full-scale assault on civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, walking away from his international obligations, tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
- Bianca Jagger
(Keywords: Civil liberties, Rights, Human rights, Law, Walking)

The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.
- Bianca Jagger
(Keywords: War, Life, Commitment, Rights, Help, Human rights, Justice, Victims)

Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries.
- Ali Hoseini Khamenei
(Keywords: People, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Years)

It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West.
- Aly Khan
(Keywords: Islam, Rights, Human rights, Principles, Spirit)

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
- Coretta Scott King
(Keywords: Americans, Bigotry, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Responsibility, Tolerance)



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