«How can a person excercise power over another person, Winston?» – Winston thought about it and said:« Make him suffer». George Orwell, “1984” (1949)


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

Picture 1 être, The Face of Human Rights Costa Rica

People, before being judged, are held in conditions of detention or internment. They are, in a way, at the mercy of the state. This situation makes them particularly vulnerable. In these situations, human rights require a fair judicial process in which for example, the presumption of innocence and the right to a capable defence are taken into account. People detained in preventative prison, people incarcerated, and people interned in psychiatric establishments or other institutions have to be treated humanely. The application of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment are absolutely prohibited. This principal should never be violated even in extreme cases.

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être, The Face of Human Rights Pictures 1
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