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Universal Human Rights

Promoting American Values and Universal Human Rights

Ron Klink | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Ron Klink

As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made clear in recent speeches, the United States is seen as a beacon of freedom and promoter ...

Video: Migration as a Universal Human Right

Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

Throughout history, human beings, especially the global poor, have been in constant movement. In contrast to Republican leaders, I argue that we should view global migration as a universal human right.

Human Rights Are Universal Without a 'But'

Elham Manea | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Elham Manea

I have always said I will stop writing when I give up hope in our ability to change and reform. So far, I have not stopped writing. Hope is still alive despite the disappointments, and these are plenty!

Unveiled: Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Marwa Berro was raised as a Lebanese Muslim. She now lives in the United States. Recently, from my vantage as a feminist and former Christian fundamen...

Jan Diehm

1 In 9 Girls Marries Before Age 15, And Here's What Happens To Them | Jan Diehm | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

December 10 marks the anniversary of the presentation of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes that there are "e...

The New Normal: Reforming Sexual Ethics for Global Justice

Chet Jechura | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chet Jechura

Sexuality is perhaps the most intimate way one can relate to another human being. This sacred dimension ought not be repressed or oppressed. To deny others access to their full flourishing, to a relationship of intimate union, is to deny their very humanity.

From Tribalism To World Citizenship

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

There is only one way to lower the danger of nuclear terrorism and conflicts like that between Iran and Israel: the next generation needs to be educated within an ethics of global cooperation from earliest childhood onward.

Dignifying Health: Why Not Quite Everything Is Relative

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
David Katz, M.D.

One might allow that rules and norms vary by culture. But we have no need to blaze new trails here. The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes, based on the consensus of humanity, that dignity is a human right. Cultural relativism has gone a step too far when it steps on dignity.

Universal Day of Human Rights -- Implementing Its Ideals

Maryam Zar | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Maryam Zar

It is not enough to speak about it, celebrate it and quote it to stir the emotions of people who may never have experienced life without those rights, then look away when its principles are violated.

Why The ICC Should Speak Out on Iran

Christopher Santora | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Santora

Of the many criticisms levied against the international community's efforts to promote accountability, perhaps the most pervasive critique is a rather simple one -- the lack of consistency.