America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
It has long been recognized that an essential element in protecting human rights was a widespread knowledge among the population of what their rights are and how they can be defended.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.
The right to development is the measure of the respect of all other human rights.That should be our aim: a situation in which all individuals are enabled to maximize their potential, and to contribute to the evolution of society as a whole.
Human Rights for everyone is the necessary foundation upon which all of us may build a world where everybody may live in peace and serenity and plenty.
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who "disappeared". That's what the candle is for
It was never the people who complained of the universality of human rights, nor did the people consider human rights as a Western or Northern imposition. It was often their leaders who did so.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life . . .
Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.
Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Without peace, there is little hope for human rights
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.