158 Total Quotes

Human Rights Quotes

Imelda Marcos
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
Imelda Marcos
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The strategy in place today respects neither human rights nor the Geneva Conventions. The current administration in Washington is trying to combat terrorism outside legal means, the rule of law.
Dick Marty
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Aleksandr Milinkevich
It is a horrible violation of human rights and the law. They do not consider us to be people.
Aleksandr Milinkevich
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Joseph Lieberman
Opportunity means advancing American values in the world by protecting human rights, meeting human needs, and opening global markets.
Joseph Lieberman
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Jan Eliasson
This draft resolution represents a unique opportunity for a fresh start for human rights.
Jan Eliasson
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Al Sharpton
She was truly the first lady of the human rights movement. The only thing worse than losing her is if we never had her.
Al Sharpton
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If the U.S. refuses to comply with the universal human rights principles, what reason do other nations have to comply? Torture is counter productive and the indefinite detention of prisoners without trial does not make America safer.
Jamil Dakwar
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Kofi Annan
Let us remember that every person who is infected, whatever the reason, is a fellow human being with human rights and human needs,
Kofi Annan
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Jack Straw
The dossier makes for harrowing reading, with accounts of torture, rape and other horrific human rights abuses
Jack Straw
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Kofi Annan
Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations.
Kofi Annan
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One thing that I don't like about some human rights approaches is that they rest on the notion of negative liberties. Some people take it that rights they have secured from the state means the state has to keep its hands off (on that issue).
Martha Nussbaum
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We have always been opposed to politicizing the human rights question, ... Practice has proved that confrontation cannot solve the problem.
Tang Jiaxuan
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There are strong candidates ... with long records of support for human rights that voted in favor of the resolution creating the council. They should have an opportunity to run.
Sean McCormack
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The United States stands firmly in support of a solution that offers justice and human rights for all the citizens of a unified, peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka.
Joe Lockhart
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The Commission on Human Rights has a serious responsibility to support people who have been deprived of their fundamental freedoms. When the commission fails to examine certain human rights situations, it sends the wrong signal to those struggling daily to fight for freedom.
Richard Boucher
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Human rights are not a popularity contest.
Scott Long
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Human rights are not a popularity contest. Letting this march proceed is an international obligation. If prejudice is allowed to trump the rights that all citizens should enjoy, then everyone's freedoms are ultimately endangered.
Scott Long
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Vladimir Putin
We are categorically against using the thesis of human rights as a pretext to prevent Russia from restoring order in the region,
Vladimir Putin
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To ensure our people these rights is in itself a major contribution to the progress of the world human rights cause,
Jiang Zemin
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He's taken a very personal interest and a fairly significant interest in the issue of human rights. He fundamentally believes the character of the North Korean regime is defined by its human rights conduct.
Jay Lefkowitz
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I'm starting to develop a strong interest in human rights. I want to be involved with the people of the Middle East on a one-on-one connection,
Paul Kennedy
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Jacques Chirac
massive violations of human rights and humanitarian disasters hit entire regions. The Council needs to be able to react and respond.
Jacques Chirac
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If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
Joichi Ito
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The latest information on Russian operations in Chechnya indicates a continuation of human rights violations and the use of overwhelming force against civilian targets.
Richard Boucher
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Last night and his morning, the human rights commission reform fell apart.
Richard Grenell
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The Human Rights Commission is the aspect of governance reform that obviously is ripest and that we have been pressing hardest on and it reflects the almost universal belief that the Human Rights Commission's intergovernmental decision making machinery is broken beyond repair.
John Bolton
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She emphasized that Burma must undertake political and human rights reform.
Sean McCormack
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If we start talking about human rights, espionage, illegal campaign funding, technology transfer, they'll say, `What about Kosovo?'
James Lilley
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Liu Jianchao
China has always stood for human rights dialogue with other nations, including the United States, on an equal, two-way footing with mutual respect.
Liu Jianchao
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In some Western countries, including in the United States, some people have ignored the overall development of China's human rights.
Sun Yuxi
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