News tagged with human rights

Suffering in silence

Female genital mutilation (FGM): the United Nations considers it a violation of human rights; the Australian Government, a criminal offence. Though it has been outlawed in many countries, the 2000-year-old practice continues, ...

Aug 03, 2015
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European court to rule on right-to-die case

Europe's human rights court will on June 5 rule on whether a man in a vegetative state can be taken off life support, a case that has ignited a fierce euthanasia debate in France, a spokesman said Thursday.

May 21, 2015
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Human rights

Human rights refer to the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled." Examples of rights and freedoms which have come to be commonly thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law; and economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education.

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