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Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law , general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. (Source:

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droits humains
гражданские права
derechos humanos
Chinese, Simplified
حقوق الإنسان

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with human rights

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Basel Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly