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National Sorry Day (National Day of Healing).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.

Abstract:National Sorry Day is an annual observance in Australia on May 26 to recognize the harm done to many First Australians who were taken from their families as children. It is also called the National Day of Healing. The Aboriginal people who were forcibl...

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National Apology (Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.

Abstract:The National Apology was an apology carried out by the federal government of Australia to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In previous eras, the government had severely mistreated these peoples by stealing land, inflicting violence an...

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Australian Human Rights Commission.

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

Abstract:The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is a federal governmental body that hears discrimination complaints and sets policies on human rights, as recommendations for governmental bodies to follow. The eight-member commission hears complaints conn...

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Human Rights Commission.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 3p.

Abstract:The Human Rights Commission was formed in 1977 for the purpose of upholding human rights in New Zealand. The commission is independent of the government, although it is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Justice. The commission promotes respect for ...

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Goldstone Report.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.

Abstract:Summary: In 2009, the United Nations Human Rights Council commissioned an investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the Israeli invasion of Gaza in December 2008-January 2009. The commission was chaired by Richard Goldstone, a...

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Facial Recognition Technology.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2017. 3p.

Abstract:Since its advent in the second half of the twentieth century, facial recognition technology has been a field of interest to researchers, business owners, and law enforcement. Considered a form of biometric identification, facial recognition technology ...

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Constitutional right.

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

Abstract:Constitutional rights are any liberties promised by the US Constitution. These rights are named in the Bill of Rights, which includes the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech" Norman Rockwell [Public domain], v...

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International human rights law.

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

Abstract:International human rights law is a common standard for all peoples and nations, which outlines basic civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. By signing international treaties and following global standards set by the United Nations (U...

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Child marriage.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 3p.

Abstract:Child marriage refers to any formal marriage or informal union in which one or both of the individuals involved are younger than eighteen years old. The practice is considered a human rights violation and though many places have laws against it, child ...

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France Adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man.

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

Abstract:France provided invaluable financial and military assistance to the Americans during the American Revolution. The French were also strongly influenced by the ideals of the American Revolution as expressed in the Declaration of Independence (1776) and t...

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