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Adolf Hitler

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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  

In 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, human rights activist and proponent of nonviolence, became both the second Argentinean and Latin American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Starting in the mid-1960s ...
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

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In 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, human rights activist and proponent of nonviolence, became both the second Argentinean and Latin

Afghanistan

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

African Union

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

AIDS/HIV

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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

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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (b. 11 December 1918; d.3 August 2008)

was arguably the greatest Russian writer of

Algerian War

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

Amartya Sen

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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)

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

American Revolution

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When thinking about the American Revolution, one is soon confronted by the puzzle of precisely which revolution is up for

Amnesty International

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As of 2008, Amnesty International (AI) is the largest international nongovernmental organization (NGO) in the field of

Andrei Sakharov

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Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov was born on 21 May 1921 in Moscow; his family was a part of the intelligentsia, the

Angola

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Angola, considered the seventh largest country in Africa, overlooks the West African coast. Under Portuguese colonial administration from the late

Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International  

Anti-Slavery International (often simply referred to as Anti-Slavery) justly claims to be the world's oldest continuous human rights organization. Founded in 1839, when many hopes of abolitionists ...
Anti-Slavery International

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Anti-Slavery International (often simply referred to as Anti-Slavery) justly claims to be the world's oldest continuous human rights organization. Founded

Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

Armenians in the Ottoman Empire  

The Armenians emerged as a distinct culture in the sixth century bce and inhabited an area that in the early twenty-first century included the Republic of Armenia, most of eastern ...
Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

Armenians in the Ottoman Empire   Reference library

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The Armenians emerged as a distinct culture in the sixth century bce and inhabited an area that in the early

Art and Images

Art and Images  

The European Court of Human Rights has declared that “those who create, perform, distribute or exhibit works of art contribute to the exchange of ideas and opinions which is essential ...
Art and Images

Art and Images   Reference library

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The European Court of Human Rights has declared that “those who create, perform, distribute or exhibit works of art contribute

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