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Human Rights Day Quotes for Students

Human Rights Day Quotes for Students

  • It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi
  • The human rights community has focused very narrowly on political and civil rights for many decades, and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view. ~ Paul Farmer
  • In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. ~ Wangari Maathai
  • Life is a perspective and for me, if a human being has access to school, clean water, food, proper health care, that is the basis of human rights. ~ Gelila Bekele
  • The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial. ~ Ali Khamenei
  • Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society… It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff. ~ Stephen Harper
  • I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation. ~ Coretta Scott King
  • Some values must be universal, like human rights and the equal worth of every human being. ~ Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • The United States has held out against taking part in any of the world consensus that there should be a court of human rights or that there should be an international court of criminal justice. ~ Roger Waters
  • I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights. ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  • I am disturbed by how states abuse laws on Internet access. I am concerned that surveillance programmes are becoming too aggressive. I understand that national security and criminal activity may justify some exceptional and narrowly-tailored use of surveillance. But that is all the more reason to safeguard human rights and fundamental freedoms. ~ Ban Ki-moon
  • It will not do to say that international law is the enemy of the Jewish people, since the Jewish people surely did not as a whole oppose the Nuremburg trials, or the development of human rights law. ~ Judith Butler
  • It is easily and often overlooked that when Thomas Jefferson asserted that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable human rights, he did so on the ground that they had been endowed by God, our Creator. ~ Tom Stoppard
  • The passage of time hasn’t changed the fact that abortion is a serious, lethal violation of fundamental human rights, and that women and children deserve better, and that the demands of justice, generosity, and compassion require that the right to life be guaranteed to everyone. ~ Chris Smith
  • Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law. ~ William Hague

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