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Human Rights
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I. Concept and Terminology – II. History – III. Ethics – IV. Constitutional and International Law – V. Education

I. Concept and Terminology

In the usage of international law and national constitutional states, human rights are rights possessed by every individual (Human beings) by virtue of his or her humanity, independent of cultures, nationalities, and periods (universality). Their guiding principle is that of human dignity (inviolab…

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Steiner, Udo, Cancik, Hubert, Leppin, Volker, Wielandt, Rotraud and Mokrosch, Reinhold, “Human Rights”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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