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Human rights: Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life. See also Fundamental rights.
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Policy of Russia on Human Rights - Dictionary of Arguments

Krastev I 78
Human Rights/Policy of Russia/Krastev: Wladimir Putin: (on the Munich security Conference on February 10, 2007): Putin's rhetoric became especially truculent when he touched on the conceit that all countries outside the West were morally obliged to adopt the 'international human rights norms' of the West. The duty of all mankind to strive for liberal democracy was an offensive Western conceit. The Americans justified 'interfering in the internal affairs of other countries' by invoking the worldwide desirability and imitability of their own political and economic system. While lecturing the world about human rights, democracy and other lofty values, Western leaders were all the while pursuing their own countries' selfish geopolitical
Krastev I 81
interests.
Krastev: Such a shameless resort to double standards had, by this time, become one of Putin's gnawing obsessions, matched only by his resentment at the lack of 'respect' with which he believed Russia was routinely treated by the West.


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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Policy of Russia
Krastev I
Ivan Krastev
Stephen Holmes
The Light that Failed: A Reckoning London 2019


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