"Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government.
They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity.
The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent,
on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign. ...
You must weep that your own government, at present, seems blind to this truth."
[Agnes Gonxha Beiaxhiu] (1910-1997) Humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize 1979