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Introduction to Global Politics, 2nd Edition by Kirsten L. Taylor, Richard W. Mansbach

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1215

1689

1776

1789

1945–46

1948

Magna Carta

English Bill of Rights

US Declaration of Independence

French Declaration of the Rights of Man

Nuremberg trials

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Human rights: The individual in global politics

The human rights group Amnesty International tells how, in response to the eruption of mass protests following Iran's presidential election on June 12, 2009, Iranian officials resorted to widespread human rights abuses by limiting freedom of speech, association, and assembly. At least 4000 protesters were arrested, often by the Basij (pro-government vigilantes) and Revolutionary Guards (see Figure 11.1). Most were held incommunicado without charge or access to legal defense. Torture was ...

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