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Human Rights
(5,567 words)

The 1948 United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms the dignity and worth of the person, the equal rights of men and women, and the rights to life, liberty, and security. Fundamental freedoms to be safeguarded include freedom from slavery, torture, degrading treatment, discrimination,…

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Coward, Harold, “Human Rights”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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