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#73376 Peter Benenson

The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who 'disappeared'. That's what the candle is for. .

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#73377 Peter Benenson

Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice. .

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#73378 Peter Benenson

Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. .

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#73379 Peter Benenson

It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments - and that's what matters. .

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#73380 Peter Benenson

Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or 'disappearance' to be carried out by their officials with impunity. .

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#98430 Rene Cassin

As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace. .

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#98431 Rene Cassin

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family. .

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#98432 Rene Cassin

As corollaries to the right of every individual to life and to full participation in society, the Declaration incorporated in the list of human rights the right to work and a certain number of economic, social, and cultural rights. .

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#98433 Rene Cassin

When France resolved, along with England, to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland, the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome proportions was inevitable. .

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#98434 Rene Cassin

How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal? .

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#98435 Rene Cassin

In less than eighteen months, it prepared a first draft which it submitted to the General Assembly and which, at the end of one hundred sessions of elevated, often impassioned discussion, was adopted in the form of thirty articles on December 10, 1948. .

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#98436 Rene Cassin

Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance. .

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#98437 Rene Cassin

The implementation measures of both Covenants, but especially those of the Covenant concerning civil and political rights, were considerably weakened to the point where they assumed an optional character. .

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#98438 Rene Cassin

The other salient characteristic of the Declaration is its universality: it applies to all human beings without any discrimination whatever; it also applies to all territories, whatever their economic or political regime. .

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#98439 Rene Cassin

The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up. .

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#98440 Rene Cassin

As a consequence of these hesitations and of the vague character of such innovations, the Commission on Human Rights itself had doubts from the beginning about its role and its functions in general. .

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#98441 Rene Cassin

The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries. .

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#98442 Rene Cassin

The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights. .

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#98443 Rene Cassin

I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly after the beginning of this century that I entered active life - with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement. .

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#98444 Rene Cassin

We were thus led to organize ourselves, as men who had fought the war together, in order to support those statesmen who had truly understood the lessons of that World War, thus attempting to prevent its recurrence. .

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#99189 Robert Cecil

Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf. .

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#99190 Robert Cecil

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are. .

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#99191 Robert Cecil

A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness. .

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#99192 Robert Cecil

Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh. .

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#99193 Robert Cecil

Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease. .

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#99194 Robert Cecil

People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh. .

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#143112 Henri La Fontaine

International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples. .

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#143113 Henri La Fontaine

Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty. .

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#143114 Henri La Fontaine

Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds. .

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#145476 Hans Frank

It was my dream, and probably the dream of every one of us, to bring about a revision of the Versailles Treaty by peaceful means, which was provided for in that very treaty. .

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#145477 Hans Frank

The SS, as such, behaved no more criminally than any other social groups would behave when taking part in political events. .

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#145478 Hans Frank

A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased. .

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#145479 Hans Frank

I never participated in far-reaching political decisions, since I never belonged to the circle of the closest associates of Adolf Hitler, neither was I consulted by Adolf Hitler on general political questions, nor did I ever take part in conferences about such problems. .

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#145480 Hans Frank

I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party. .

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#145481 Hans Frank

It was also my idea that the advisory committees of the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag, which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich. .

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#145482 Hans Frank

On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam. .

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#145483 Hans Frank

An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this. .

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#145484 Hans Frank

Concentration camps were entirely a matter for the police and had nothing to do with the administration. .

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#145485 Hans Frank

In 1930 I became a member of the Reichstag. .

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#145486 Hans Frank

My aim was to safeguard justice, without doing harm to our war effort. .

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#145487 Hans Frank

First, I was Bavarian State Minister of Justice, and after the ministries of justice in the various states were dissolved I became Reich Minister without portfolio. .

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#145488 Hans Frank

I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement. .

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#145489 Hans Frank

I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me. .

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#145490 Hans Frank

In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement. .

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#145491 Hans Frank

The police officers, so far as discipline, organization, pay, and orders were concerned, came exclusively under the German Reich police system and were in no way connected with the administration of the Government General. .

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#145492 Hans Frank

My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice: the independent judiciary. .

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#145493 Hans Frank

Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German Law were not members of the Party. .

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#145494 Hans Frank

War is not a thing one wants. .

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#145495 Hans Frank

In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres. .

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#155686 Charles Albert Gobat

It is true that I am not one of those who laugh at utopias. The utopia of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Utopias are conceived by optimistic logic which regards constant social and political progress as the ultimate goal of human endeavor; pessimism would plunge a hopeless mankind into a fresh cataclysm. .

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