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Disability Rights

Overview page. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration.

[This entry contains two subentries, Overview and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.]

For a long time disability was seen exclusively as a medical condition...

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Donald Fraser

Overview page. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration.

Donald MacKay Fraser played a critical role in making human rights a more important part of U.S. policy. Fraser was born on 20 February 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Everett ...

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East Asian Values

Overview page. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration.

The end of the Cold War in Europe changed the context within which human rights were discussed across the world. Previously, the United States made the case for political and ...

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economic, social and cultural rights

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Human Rights and Immigration.

A subcategory of human rights concerned with material well-being and social capacity (e.g. rights to work, health and education). Recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...

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Electoral Supervision

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Most would agree that democracy is the “fundamental standard of political legitimacy in the current era” (Held, p. xi). Elections are the hallmark—the essential procedural minimum—of...

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Emergency Situations

Overview page. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration.

Societies face important threats to their stability and well-being, and people rightly demand that the authorities adopt measures to confront them. Exceptional threats to national security,...

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European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights

Overview page. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration.

“The peoples of Europe, in creating an ever closer union among them, are resolved to share a peaceful future based on common values.” These are the first words of the ...

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forensic science

Overview page. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration.

Forensic science is the application of science to law. The science involved can vary widely, including but not limited to chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, anthropology, archaeology,...

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Foundations and Human Rights

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Foundations are arguably the most influential and least transparent members of the growing community of participants involved in efforts to advance human rights around the world. The...

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Freedom House

Overview page. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration.

Established in October 1941, Freedom House is a United States–based nongovernmental organization dedicated to the promotion of democratic freedoms and human rights. President Franklin D....

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