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    • Carol
    • 24.08.11 | 21:19 (IDT)

    "Human Rights" as we think of them wouldn't have been in the Bible, that's true. They certainly wouldn't have been referred to as such even if they were dealt with in some kind of philosophical capacity. The expression, and legal framework, though, date back to the 1940s. The NGO delegations that lobbied at the founding conference of the United Nations made sure "human rights" were an important part of the UN Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was passed by the General Assembly in 1948. :)

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