Essay about An Overarching Definition Of Human Rights

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An overarching definition of human rights is “the right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person.” For the sake of this paper I am utilizing the definition set by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Merriam-Webster dictionary. “Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are considered to be entitled, often held to include the rights to life, liberty, equality, a free trial, freedom from slavery and torture, and freedom of thought and expression.”
We will also be working with the definition of terrorism. Terrorism is a much broader term. There is an agreed upon difference between international and domestic terrorism, but no single definition agreed upon for either by the majority of parties. For the FBI, international terrorism is defined by three characteristics, “Involved violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population (ii), to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate of coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.” The United Nations Security Council…

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