History of human rights
Although belief in the sanctity of human life has ancient precedents in many religions of the world the idea of human rights, that is the notion that a human being has a set of inviolable rights simpl...
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Free Healthcare Isn't a Human Right
Bernie Sanders is wrong. Free health care is a terrible idea. Here's why.
Escaping from North Korea in search of freedom | Yeonmi Park | One Young World
Speech from Yeonmi Park telling her story of life in North Korea and calls for action against such human rights violators. If you want to help us bring the w...
Amal Clooney: Do not let Iraq be another Rwanda
Addressing UN member states, human rights lawyer and activist Amal Clooney has called for action on ISIS genocide crimes in Iraq. Report by Sarah Duffy.
Syrian Children Hold Pokemon Pictures In The Hope People Will Find Them And Save Them
Photos of Syrian children holding pictures of Pokemon characters and asking the world to save them have been circulating the internet. The images, published on Facebook, show young Syrians looking dej...
BBC Capital - How the attacks in Paris might change Islamic banking
Will the atrocities in France change the future for Sharia-compliant banking?
Nestle Admits To Slave Labor, May Prompt Other Companies To Come Clean
Nestle's admission that slave labour is used to produce its seafood sourced from Thailand sets an example for other companies who need to join forces to push the Thai government to clean up its supply...
Netanyahu Mulls Revoking Benefits For Some Palestinians In East Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has raised the possibility of revoking benefits and travel rights of some Palestinians living in East Jerusalem in response to a wave of Palestinian violence,...
Saudi Arabia Hajj Disaster Death Toll At Least 2,121
The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tr...
More Than 11,000 Icelanders Offer To House Syrian Refugees To Help European Crisis
More than 11,000 families in Iceland have offered to open their homes to Syrian refugees in a bid to raise the government’s cap of just 50 asylum seekers a year. They responded to a call by author Bry...
Hacking Team Hack Casts Spotlight On Murky World Of State Surveillance
The recent dump of the company’s private documents revealed the blurred moral lines of digital mercenaries providing software that could violate human rights. In contrast to many of the private compan...
Kalief Browder, Jailed For Years Without Trial, Kills Himself
Kalief Browder, the young man who was held for years in a New York jail without a trial, killed himself on Saturday. Browder was the subject of a profile in The New Yorker. He was 16 years old when he...
Luxembourg PM First EU Leader To Marry Same-Sex Partner
Luxembourg's prime minister has become the first serving EU leader - and second leader in the world - to marry a same-sex partner. Xavier Bettel married Gauthier Destenay on Friday in a private ceremo...
The shocking Future Of Handcuffs: Police Could Soon Be Armed With Restraints That Electrocute Prisoners
A U.S. firm has applied for a patent for a new kind of restraint that can literally shock detainees into submission if they refuse to cooperate. The design is not limited to handcuffs, but also could ...
High security as four Magna Carta manuscripts united for first time
The four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta have gone on display in London to mark the landmark document's 800th anniversary.
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'-The Guardian
Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals creeping aspects of war on terror in US city as accounts describe shackling and brutality without basic rights
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or moralitythat essentially states either of the following:This concept describes a "reciprocal", or "two-way", relationship between on...
Cyrus Cylinder
The Cyrus Cylinder (Persian: منشور کوروش‎) is an ancient clay cylinder, now broken into several fragments, on which is written a declaration in Akkadian cuneiform script in the name of the Persi...
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Edicts of Ashoka
The Edicts of Ashoka are a collection of 33 inscriptions on the Pillars of Ashoka as well as boulders and cave walls made by the Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire during his reign from 269 BCE to 2...
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Islamic ethics
Islamic ethics (أخلاق إسلامية), defined as "good character," historically took shape gradually from the 7th century and was finally established by the 11th century. It was eventually shaped as a succe...
Early reforms under Islam
Many social changes took place under Islam between 610 and 661, including the period of Muhammad's mission and the rule of his four immediate successors who established the Rashidun Caliphate.Historia...
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Constitution of Medina
The Constitution of Medina (Arabic: دستور المدينة‎, Dastūr ul-Madīnah or صحيفة المدينة Ṣaḥīfat ul-Madīnah), also known as the Charter of Medina, was drafted by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. ...
Sharia
To Arabic-speaking people, sharia (/ʃɑːˈriːɑː/; also shari'a, sharīʿah; Arabic: شريعة‎ šarīʿah, [ʃaˈriːʕa], "legislation") means the moral code and religious law of a prophetic religion. The...
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Magna Carta
Magna Carta (Latin for "the Great Charter"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for "the Great Charter of the Liberties"), is a charter agreed by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor...
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Human rights
Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law. They are commonly understo...
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International humanitarian law
International humanitarian law (IHL) is the law that regulates the conduct of armed conflict (jus in bello). It is that branch of international law which seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict b...
Geneva Conventions
The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for the humanitarian treatment of war. The singular term Geneva Conven...
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Prisoner rights in Islam
The rules and regulations concerning prisoners of war in Islam are covered in manuals of Islamic jurisprudence, based upon Islamic teachings, in both the Qur'an and hadith.The historical legal princi...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly fr...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Wikipedia