and political rights "are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments and private organizations, and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination orrepression.
Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples' physical and mental integrity, life and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as race, gender, national origin, colour, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability; andindividual rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, assembly and movement."
- US Reports on Human Rights Around the World - Text + Audio - 14 April 2016
"The State Department released its yearly human rights report this week noting rights violations in areas including Syria and Iraq and Southeast Asia.
The report, which is required by Congress, provides detailed reports on countries worldwide."
- Three Women Get US Human Rights Award - Text + Audio - 19 December 2015
"Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji and Rebiya Kadeer received the Lantos Human Rights Prize Thursday in Washington,
on International Human Rights Day. It is the first year three women of Muslim backgrounds have received the award."
- Fisherman's Death Is Example of Labor Abuses - Text + Audio - 6 December 2015
"A Vietnamese fisherman was killed last week while working in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
Nestle, one of the world’s biggest food companies, released a report about human rights abuses
within the seafood industry workforce in Thailand."
- Human rights
"We look at the language used to report on human rights and gain insight into some of the laws that exist to protect people."
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