• Bill of rights

    Bill of rights
    In 1848 over 200 women met at Seneca Falls, USA, to write a ``bill of rights´´ detailing the social, civil and religious rights of women.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    In 1863, USA Presidents Abraham Lincoln issued the ``Emancipation Proclamation´´, which declared slaves to be ``forever free´´.He was assasinated in 1865
  • The League of Nations.

    The League of Nations.
    In 1919, after the end of World War I, Britain, France and the USA organized an international peace conference in Paris.
    This was the first time ever that a country´s war leader had been accused of crimes against human rights.
  • Nazi government

    For 1933, the nazi government began to exerminate men and women with mental or physical disabilitis, and to persecute minority groups, includyng Jews and gypsies.
  • World War II

     World War II
    World War II Began in 1939, with Britain , France, Rusia and later USA, fighting against Nazi Germany and its allies Italy and Japan.

    US President Roosevelt declared that four ``freedoms´´ were essential for hall people: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear
  • The league of nations

    In 1945, the League of nations was replaced by the United Nations Organization, which drew up the Universal Declaration of Human Rigths
  • Mahatma Gandhy

    In the 1950 and 60s leaders of Asian and African countries began to de,mad independece from their European colonial rulers, and many based their campaing in human rigths ideas, like Mahatma Gandhi and his fight for Indian independence from British rule.
  • Liberation movement

    In the 1970s, liberation movements in South America demanded freedom from dictatorship.
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