Human Rights
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The 1948 United Nations (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms the dignity and worth of the person, the equal rights of men and women, and the rights to life, liberty, and security. Fundamental freedoms to be safeguarded include freedom from slavery, torture, degrading treatment, discrimi…

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Harold Coward, “Human Rights”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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