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Madeline Albright
determined to do the right thing, but in a pragmatic way. We defended human rights.
Madeline Albright
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Liu Jianchao
Here, we'd like to advise the United States to think over its own human rights issues, correct its erroneous double standards on the human rights issue and stop using human rights as an excuse to interfere in other countries' internal affairs.
Liu Jianchao
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Madeline Albright
We determined some time ago that it was not a good idea to link human rights and trade, and that we actually make better progress with both when they are not linked,
Madeline Albright
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Human rights and the rule of law are central components of our relationship with Iraq and are key areas for US involvement and support. These are allegations of abuses by Iraqis against Iraqi in Iraqi facilities ... we want to see them make progress and see them reach the standards that we hold other countries to. We're counting on the Iraqis to conduct a thorough investigation.
Justin Higgins
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Ahmed Chalabi
This law will embody the principles that find general consensus among the Iraqi people ... respect for human rights and respect for basic political freedoms, including freedom of religion and the practice of religion and the equality of all citizens.
Ahmed Chalabi
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We certainly obtained a number of priorities that we felt were very important -- on terrorism, on human rights, on management, ... There are things we didn't get. This is a negotiation among 191 countries.
John Bolton
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We certainly obtained a number of priorities that we felt were very important -- on terrorism, on human rights, on management. There are things we didn't get. This is a negotiation among 191 countries.
John Bolton
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When governments talk about imposing their public policies on the Internet, unfortunately they don't typically mean, 'Let's protect human rights, individual rights, let's guarantee the freedom of the Internet,'
Milton Mueller
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Al Sharpton
It is the height of hypocrisy for George Bush and others to mourn a human rights leader and scorn the movement she represents. It's ironic that someone who supports wiretapping will be here among the people who were victims of wiretapping in the 1960s.
Al Sharpton
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Jimmy Carter
As I am today, I was concerned about human rights, and I was concerned about the well-being of the working people of this country,
Jimmy Carter
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The issue of human rights is a national security issue for us and while we have lots of issues to address with North Korea and we have lots of issues to address with China, the prism through which we evaluate their conduct is very much a human rights prism.
Jay Lefkowitz
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The past record of standing back and allowing trade and investment to easily trump the human rights concerns can't stand,
Alex Neve
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the human rights situation in China is suddenly going to turn around overnight...but it will be an important contribution to the kind of change we all want to see.
Alex Neve
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This unprecedented assault on the work of human rights groups will invariably undermine the rights of all Russians.
Holly Cartner
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There's clearly a range of international human rights concerns associated with flights of this description.
Alex Neve
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The concept of using forced labor as a punishment is against the accepted international human rights principles embodied in many international instruments,
Mary Robinson
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Russia has joined forces with other states that have poor human rights records in opposing efforts to create a more effective U.N. human rights machinery. Many of these countries clearly prefer today's dysfunctional system that allows them to shield one another from criticism.
Holly Cartner
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the government's human rights record remained poor.
Saudi Arabia
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[In Saudi Arabia, the report noted the government's] human rights record remained poor, ... views its interpretation of Islamic law as its sole source of guidance on human rights and disagrees with internationally accepted definitions of human rights.
Saudi Arabia
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[His rebels'] human rights record is poor because of the lack of accountability, ... That has led to a lot of abuses that have never been punished, including summary executions, disappearances, prolonged arbitrary detentions, corrupt transactions and the taking of food from civilians.
Jemera Rone
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When you claim to prosecute a war in the name of 'human rights' - a humanitarian war - you deprive yourself of the possibility of negotiating a cessation of hostilities with your enemy. If the enemy is a torturer, the enemy of the human race, there is no alternative but the extremes of total war and unconditional surrender.
Paul Virilio
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We are speaking out against the war, the occupation and the human rights violations. We in no way wanted to exploit prejudices.
Bahadir Ozdener
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It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
Alexander Solzehnitsyn
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I can't remember a time in my lifetime when the idea of human rights was under more attack than it is now.
Larry Cox
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[Human rights advocates say that the use of juvenile life without parole, or LWOP, is by one measure rising.] Even with murder rates going down, ... the proportion of juvenile murder offenders entering prison with LWOP sentences is going up.
Alison Parker
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Frankly, from a human rights perspective, that raises concerns,
Alison Parker
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Vladimir Putin
I am convinced that today terrorism poses the main threat to human rights and freedoms as well as to the sustainable development of states and people,
Vladimir Putin
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Mark Thompson
[But it's not only human rights activists who are concerned.] The U.S. military is reluctant to be drawn into a counterinsurgency war, ... They don't think it's possible to say you're going to go down there and help the Colombian military shoot drug traffickers without shooting at the FARC, and that makes them very nervous. It's a rebellion that's been going on for some 40 years, and it's plainly not going to come to an end soon -- the Pentagon fears it's a whirlpool that's going to suck them in.
Mark Thompson
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For African leaders to stand up and reject someone whose turn it is because of his human rights record could be a real coming of age.
Reed Brody
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We invite the lords decisively to reject the repugnant notion, offensive to all notions of human rights, that the general was entitled to immunity on the grounds that the offenses were committed in the course of official functions as head of state.
Alun Jones
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