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1. Question1 points
When was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted?Correct
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on 10th December 1948 in the aftermath of the Second World War. Since that time 10th December has been celebrated around the world as International Human Rights Day.
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How many countries have currently signed the UDHR?Correct
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a DECLARATION. Nobody signs it. 48 states voted in favour of the declaration, 0 against, with 8 states abstaining from the vote.
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The International Bill of Human Rights does NOT contain which of the following components?Correct
The International Bill of Rights is an informal name given to one UN General Assembly resolution- the UDHR- and two UN treaties- the ICCPR and the ICESCR. The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) does not form part of this group.
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According to a United Nations report, on average one in four women is beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused, by an intimate partner in the course of her lifetime.Correct
False, it is actually one in three.Incorrect
False, it is actually one in three.
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Statement: The United States remains the sole western industrialized country that imposes the death penalty.Correct
Unless you are counting Belarus as a Western country (we are not) the United States remains the sole western industrialized country that imposes the death penalty (it is still legal in 32 states). In 2012 43 people were executed.Incorrect
Unless you are counting Belarus as a Western country (we are not) the United States remains the sole western industrialized country that imposes the death penalty (it is still legal in 32 states). In 2012 43 people were executed.
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How many countries in the world currently retain the death penalty?
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British risk-analysis company Maplecroft’s annual ‘Human Rights Risk Atlas’ documents changes in human rights violations around the world. Which country claims the number 1 spot in its 2013 report?Correct
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Who said this?
“Democracy is the common pursuit of mankind, and all countries must earnestly protect the democratic rights of the people.”
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Who said this?
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity”
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Who said this?
“No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights”