Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen


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Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

A document written by French revolutionaries in 1789. It is based on the concept that humans (or at least men) have natural rights that the state must respect. Ideas contained within the declaration include the concept that all men are equal and that law must reflect popular will. It is one of the foundational documents of modern liberalism.
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Images of patients spouting the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from their sick beds or reciting revolutionary catechisms in front of stem doctors spring to mind.
Here I briefly review three canonical texts in the literature of human rights law: the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, and the Bill of Rights.
7) The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen recognized and proclaimed "in the presence and under the auspices of the Supreme Being, the following rights:"
Sharing authors in Jefferson, Lafayette and Madison, sharing philosophical and political inspiration, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and the Bill of Rights are close in kinship.
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