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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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The man who would become one of the twentieth century's most important opponents of the concept of human rights was

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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In 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, human rights activist and proponent of nonviolence, became both the second Argentinean and Latin

Afghanistan

Afghanistan   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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7,721 words

Since 1979 Afghanistan has been the scene of conflict involving foreign occupation and interference, resulting in more than a million

African Union

African Union   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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[This entry contains two subentries, Banjul Charter and Commission and Court on Human Rights.]

AIDS/HIV

AIDS/HIV   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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8,225 words

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in 2005 an estimated 38.6 million people worldwide were infected

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (b. 11 December 1918)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (b. 11 December 1918; d.3 August 2008)

was arguably the greatest Russian writer of

Algerian War

Algerian War   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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7,568 words

The Algerian War was a major event in international relations and in human rights, and its lessons continue to be

Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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3,073 words

Characterized by some admirers as “the Mother Teresa of economics,” Amartya Sen dispensed liberal social choice theory developed in his

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
3,625 words

Although the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920, its roots extend back to at

American Revolution

American Revolution   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
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When thinking about the American Revolution, one is soon confronted by the puzzle of precisely which revolution is up for

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