Spotlight on the human rights council

Human rights’ glossary

10 December 07 - A right is what is notified in a written law. Human Rights become laws once they are embodied in an official text, signed and ratified. Read

What’s new at the Council

15 November 07 - What’s the difference between the old Commission and the new Council? Read

Main dates conquering Human Rights

15 November 07 - -1730 BC Code of Hammurabi / Mesopotamia. The king of Babylon stipulated “these laws so as to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak”. -539 BC The Cyrus Cylinder / Persia. Cyrus the Great proclaimed the freedom of religion and banned slavery. 1215 Magna Carta / England. (...) Read
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