Religious studies - religion and human rights key words

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  • Created on: 05-04-11 20:40

Abortion - the deliberate termination of a pregnancy, usually before the foetus is twenty-four weeks and viable.

Abuse - harmful treatment of someone; the bad or wrong use of something.

Amnesty - a pardon for crimes committed (usually against the state).

Human rights - basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings should be entitled.

Human Rights Act - an act of parliament passed in 1998 which says that all organisations have a duty to protect the…


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