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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
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Gloria Arroyo
I tolerated the protests for six days, which shows I have respect for human rights,
Gloria Arroyo
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We do not agree ... that the human rights of the victims are more important than the human rights of the terrorists,
Graham Watson
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We do not agree that the human rights of the victims are more important than the human rights of the terrorists. Human Rights are indivisible. Freedom and security are not alternatives, they go hand in hand.
Graham Watson
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Stephen Lewis
What has happened to women is such a gross and palpable violation of human rights that the funding must be found. We must right the wrong.
Stephen Lewis
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Jacques Chirac
I would like to remind all French men and French women to gather together to defend human rights, to guarantee the cohesion of the nation and to affirm the unity of the republic,
Jacques Chirac
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In China, the government's human rights record deteriorated sharply at the end of 1998 with a crackdown against organized political dissent. Dozens of political activists were detained for attempts to register a political party and three leaders were given harsh sentences in closed trials that flagrantly violated due process.
Harold Koh
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Until the human rights of those affected can be guaranteed we recommend that the construction of the dam is halted.
Hina Jilani
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Exxon Mobil condemns human rights violations in any form.
Susan Reeves
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Morocco must do far more to respect the basic human rights of migrants before it can be considered a safe country for returns. This is hardly the time to be discussing an EU returns agreement with Morocco.
Holly Cartner
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This is a shocking attempt on the life of a respected human rights defender and champion of the rule of law.
Holly Cartner
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For historical reasons, there is still some room for us to improve with respect to human rights.
Sun Yuxi
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To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently.
Suzanne Vega
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The governments in these five countries have grossly failed to uphold the human rights of these vulnerable people.
Ramesh Singh
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a gross violation of human rights.
Randall Robinson
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The political killings are one of the most serious human rights issues, but the key problem there is to identify properly where responsibility lies and that's why I think an impartial mechanism could be of assistance.
Ian Martin
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Mexico has taken a very strong and positive stand on human rights issues internationally but there is not the same intensity ... domestically,
Irene Khan
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serious human rights shortcomings in the structure of the trial.
Richard Dicker
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I think issues of human rights have to be taken seriously and I think they will be addressed seriously in the discussions we will be having, not in a token way,
Irwin Cotler
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All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
Richard Stallman
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This is his Achilles heel, the big headache for Pinochet and his defence lawyers. Unlike the human-rights accusations where it has been tough to prove a link between Pinochet and the crimes of his regime, in this case the numbers don't lie and the case could move forward very quickly.
Ricardo Israel
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James Rubin
The goal is to shine the international spotlight directly on China's human rights practices.
James Rubin
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James Rubin
They are specifically contrary to internationally recognized human rights standards, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which China has signed.
James Rubin
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James Rubin
We view his detention for peacefully exercising fundamental freedoms guaranteed by international human rights instruments as a serious step in the wrong direction.
James Rubin
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So they're going to downplay Taiwan, they're going to downplay human rights.
Richard Baum
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Ever since Tiananmen, of course, the U.S. has used human rights both as a barometer and as a weapon against China,
Richard Baum
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Oscar Wilde
In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself.
Oscar Wilde
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Nelson Mandela
How can I be expected to believe that this same racial discrimination which has been the cause of so much injustice and suffering right through the years, should now operate here to give me a fair and open trial?....consider myself neither morally nor legally obliged to obey laws made by a Parliament in which I am not represented. That the will of the people is the basis of the authority of government, is a principle universally acknowledged as sacred throughout the civilized world.
Nelson Mandela
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We do acknowledge that we have deficiencies in the area of human rights, but at the same time we would also say that the people in China are enjoying a level of human rights that is unprecedented in our history,
Zhu Rongji
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The release of Wang Dan suggests that our continuing drumbeat on the subject of human rights does have an impact, ... Both the president and others who have been engaged in this are enormously pleased by Wang Dan's release.
Sandy Berger
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