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Question 1: The three principal regional human rights instruments are the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the American Convention on Human Rights (the Americas) and the ________.
International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsInternational human rights lawInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsEuropean Convention on Human Rights

Question 2: [citation needed] The EU also has a separate human rights document; the ________.
Treaty of LisbonSchengen AgreementCharter of Fundamental Rights of the European UnionTreaties of the European Union

Question 3: [121] In ________, Life Imprisonment without parole is also considered to be cruel and unusual punishment.
MexicoUnited StatesPhilippinesNicaragua

Question 4: In the political realm the concept was brought to the fore in the 18th century by the ________ and French Revolution, culminating in the United States Bill of Rights and Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen respectively.
American RevolutionMassachusettsUnited States ConstitutionVirginia

Question 5: Natural law theories have featured greatly in the philosophies of Thomas Aquinas, Francisco Suárez, Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, ________, Samuel von Pufendorf, and John Locke.
Jeremy BenthamDavid HumeGottfried LeibnizHugo Grotius

Question 6: [24] Forty-seven of the one hundred ninety-one member states sit on the council, elected by simple majority in a secret ballot of the ________.
United Nations Trusteeship CouncilUnited Nations Security CouncilUnited Nations Industrial Development OrganizationUnited Nations General Assembly

Question 7: This principle was reaffirmed at the 3rd and 4th ________ in 2003 and 2006.
FranceWorld Water CouncilIstanbulMarseille

Question 8: This led to John Locke's theory that a failure of the government to secure rights is a failure which justifies the removal of the government, and was mirrored in later postulation by ________ in his "Du Contrat Social" (The Social Contract).
Gottfried LeibnizDavid HumeImmanuel KantJean-Jacques Rousseau

Question 9: This was achieved in the ________ by the Slave Trade Act 1807 and the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
BarbadosBritish EmpireNauruInformal Empire

Question 10: It ranks below the Security Council, which is the final authority for the interpretation of the ________.
United Nations CharterUNICEFUnited Nations Security CouncilUnited Nations Security Council resolution

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