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In the aftermath of the atrocities of world war ii, there was increased concern for the social and legal protection of human rights as fundamental freedoms. Forum for human rights protection, calcutta, india 1,225 likes 1 talking about this (official page) works for the protection of fundamental. The respect of human rights in enshrined in the basic law germany is also committed to protecting people worldwide from violations of their rights and basic freedom. Eu convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms the text of the convention had been amended according to the provisions of protocol no 3 (ets no 45), which entered into force on 21 september 1970, of protocol no 5 (ets no 55), which entered into force on 20 december 1971 and of protocol no 8 (ets no 118), which. Federal policy for the protection of human subjects or the common rule.
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