America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.
- "This quintessentially self made man, (Abraham… "This quintessentially self made man, (Abraham Lincoln), fierce in his belief in honest work and the striving spirit at the heart of America, believed that it falls to each generation, collectively, to share in that toil and sacrifice … Through cold war and world war, through industrial revolutions and technological transformations, through movements for civil rights and women's rights and workers rights and gay rights,…
- "Individuals inside the diamond mines often experience… "Individuals inside the diamond mines often experience human rights abuses by actually doing the mining. They're standing in knee-deep water for days at a time." - Mona Cadena
- "As far as the treatment of prisoners is concerned… "As far as the treatment of prisoners is concerned ... it is clear that all 25 member states having signed up to European Convention on Human Rights, and to the International Convention Against Torture, are due to respect and fully implement the obligations deriving from those treaties." - Friso Roscam Abbing
- civil-rights The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation. - Giuseppe Mazzini