Progress in human rights in 1986

by Richard Schifter

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C

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  • Civil rights.,
  • Democracy.

Edition Notes

StatementRichard Schifter.
SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 903.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17833442M

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The category of individual human rights may be divided into three sub‐categories. The oldest human rights are civil and political ones, such as the rights to a fair trial and to take part in politics. Second, just over a century ago, as European countries started to create "welfare states".

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