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Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.

Abstract:The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) is a watchdog organization based in the United Kingdom. SOHR focuses on gathering and documenting information on human rights violations and war casualties in Syria. Founded in 2006, SOHR has devoted speci...

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Extrajudicial killing (state killing).

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Extrajudicial killing, or state killing, is the purposeful killing of someone by the government or with the government’s approval when the killing has not been sanctioned by a court or official government process. Extrajudicial killings have happened t...

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Yogyakarta Principles.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:The Yogyakarta Principles are a set of principles that serve as a definitive guide to the proper application of international human rights in regards to sexual orientation and gender identity. The original twenty-nine Yogyakarta Principles were adopted...

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Transitional justice.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020.

Abstract:Transitional justice refers to the methods used to address and remedy past human rights abuses in countries transitioning from dictatorships or violent conflict to stability and peace. Transitional justice includes but is not limited to criminal justic...

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Children's rights.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 4p.

Abstract:Children’s rights refers to the special social and personal rights and protections reserved for children. The United Nations (UN) protects global citizens from violations of their human rights through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Inte...

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Iqbal Masih.

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Source(s):Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Pakistani activist. Iqbal Masih was born in 1982 in the poor, rural village of Muritke, Pakistan. His father, Saif, was a laborer who was considered an unreliable worker because of a rumored drug problem. Some sources say Saif left his family after Iqb...

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Dignity.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:Dignity, by its dictionary definition, is "the quality of being worthy of honor or respect." While this definition is accurate, it fails to capture the true depth of the meaning of dignity as it is understood around the world. The concept of dignity an...

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Susan Henderson.

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Source(s):Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:Executive director, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF). Susan Henderson was born in Pleasanton, California, in the upper-middle-class suburbs of San Francisco. Her parents grew up in poverty during the Great Depression—they had to lea...

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Juanita Westmoreland-Traore.

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Source(s):Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2022. 1p.

Abstract:Judge. Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré was born in 1942, the only child of Guyanese immigrants in Verdun, now part of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Her father was a porter for the Pullman Company. Because her mother died when she was young and her father tra...

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Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 1p.

Abstract:The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was drafted to protect freedom of expression, thought, conscience, religion, peaceful assembly, association, and a number of other freedoms from violation by government...

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