What's the value of a human live?
Is the state entitled to kill?
THE RIGHT TO LIFE

Index

Die Menschenrechte

Los Derechos Humanos

Human Rights

Les Droits Humains

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uThe Right to Life uProhibition of Discrimination uThe Right to Food uThe Right to Health uThe Right to Housing uThe Protection of Private Life uThe Right for Freedom of Thought, Believe and Religion uThe Right for Free Education uThe Right for Work uThe Right for Protection of Private Property u The Right for a Fair Trial and Prohibition of Torture uPolitical Rights and Freedom of Expression uThe Rights of Regfugees


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Each human life is unique and its projection is a priority. Without a doubt, the right to life is a fundamental basic of our existence and security. Human rights expressly prohibit homicides due to abusive use of the police force, homicides in prisons of the state, as well as extralegal, arbitrary or summary executions. Human rights expressly prohibit genocide and limit the application of the death penalty. The right to life obligates state authorities to protect people against assassinations committed by private agents. The International Humanitarian Right protects the life of civilians, of the sick and injured and prohibits the use of weapons of mass destruction.

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