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dimanche 15 mars 2020

UNIT IX: VOCABULARY







Vocabulary:




 the death penalty /ˈdeθ ˌpen.əl.tɪ/: the legal punishment of death for a crime. (synonym: capital punishment /ˌkæp.ɪ.təl ˈpʌn.ɪʃ.mənt/)


 mistreatment 
/ˌmɪsˈtriːt.mənt/: the act of treating a person or animal badly, cruelly, or unfairly. (synonym: maltreatment /ˌmælˈtriːt.mənt/)


 dignity 
/ˈdɪɡ.nə.tɪ/: the importance and value that a person has, that makes other people respect them or makes them respect themselves.


 Amnesty International
 /ˌæm.nə.stɪ ɪn.təˈnæʃ.ən.əl/: an international organization that works to persuade governments to release people who are in prison for their beliefs and to stop the use of torture and punishment by death.


 Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
 /ˌjuː.nɪˈvɜː.səl ˌdek.ləˈreɪ.ʃən əv ˈhjuː.mən rɑɪts/: (UDHR) a historic document which defines and describes the rights of all people.


 prisoner of conscience
 /ˌprɪz.ən.ər əv ˈkɒn.ʃəns/someone kept in prison because their political, religious, or other beliefs are different from those of the government.


 incommunicado detention 
/ˌɪn.kəˌmjuː.nɪˈkɑː.dəʊ dɪˈten.ʃən/imprisonment without visits permitted from lawyers and family members.


 prisoner of conscience 
/ˌprɪz.ən.ər əv ˈkɒn.ʃəns/: someone kept in prison because their political, religious, or other beliefs are different from those of the government.


 non-violent political action 
/ˌnɒnˈvaɪə.ləntˌpəˌlɪt.ɪ.kəl ˈæk.ʃən/ordinary people protesting peacefully against government actions or policies.


 Convention on the Rights of the Child 
 /kənˈven.ʃən ɒn ðə rɑɪts əv ðə tʃaɪld/ (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.


 human rights 
/ˌhjuː.mən ˈraɪts/: the basic rights that it is generally considered all people should have, such as justice and the freedom to say what you think.


 inflict 
/ɪnˈflɪkt/: to force someone to experience something very unpleasant.


 discrimination 
 /dɪˌskrɪm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/: treating a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people, because of their skin colour, sex, sexuality, etc..

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