Since the 1990s, there has been increased domestic and international attention on human rights. Many governments have implemented or made commitments to implement a number of major reforms in their legal, institutional, and policy frameworks in order to ensure human rights and freedoms. International institutions such as United Nations agencies, European Court of Human Rights, and the Council of Europe have played powerful roles in ensuring that their signatories meet their commitments and keep human rights at the top of their agenda. Human rights violations have been exposed and condemned by human rights organizations and the international community, irrespective of the country or the political system where such violations have occurred. As a result of these progressive efforts, the human rights language has become ...

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