Basic Human Rights Quotes

Basic Human Rights Quotes by Imelda Marcos, Andrea Suarez Paz, Michelle Alexander, Emma Thompson, Chen Shui-bian, Sarah Gavron and many others.

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Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
Imelda Marcos
My parents are big liberals and taught us to never trust a government that rids their people of basic human rights.
Andrea Suarez Paz
We must build a movement for education, not incarceration. A movement for jobs, not jails. A movement that will end all forms of discrimination against people released from prison – discrimination that denies them basic human rights to work, shelter and food.
Michelle Alexander
If you don’t want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.
Emma Thompson
I have great confidence in the universal value and in basic human rights and I have great confidence that referenda will eventually take root and become part of our daily lives in Taiwan.
Chen Shui-bian
The challenging of repression by a new generation of activists – from Malala Yousafzai to Pussy Riot – across the globe reminded us how many women are still fighting for basic human rights. Our great-grandmothers’ struggle in all its shocking detail seemed so relevant.
Sarah Gavron
The basic human rights documents-the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man-were written by political, not by religious, leaders.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Just because a child’s parents are poor or uneducated is no reason to deprive the child of basic human rights to health care, education and proper nutrition.
Marian Wright Edelman
I’m not a feminist,’ some women say sternly as they march off to work where equal opportunity legislation protects them … Women who say they are not feminists and act like individuals with basic human rights have just got their terminology wrong.
Kaz Cooke
We do need great change in Burma. We are trying to build a new society, a society where basic human rights are respected, and where our people enjoy all the benefits of democratic institutions.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
Armstrong Williams
We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating basic human rights into our new constitution.
Chen Shui-bian
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called ‘vices’, to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
Bram Cohen
In a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Never let fear prevent you from doing right.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day.
Aung San
Tanzania is standing by the people of Zimbabwe including President Mugabe… Mugabe is there, he is president, he has been elected. If Tanzania had simply said, stupid, you’re hopeless, a murderer, a violator of basic human rights; does that remove Mugabe from office? It doesn’t.
Jakaya Kikwete
Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.
Aung San Suu Kyi