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What Iran Wants

Manouchehr Mottaki interviewed by Greg Bruno

Ahead of Iran's talks with world powers, Iranian Foreign Minister tells CFR.org Tehran will push for recognition of its legal right to enrich uranium, and seek to broaden negotiations to include political, economic, and security partnerships.

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China's Charter 08

Over 2000 Chinese citizens, including government officials and prominent intellectuals, signed this statement calling for political and human rights reforms and an end to one-party rule. The statement was released on December 10, 2008, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was translated by Perry Link and published in the New York Review of Books.

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International Crisis Group: Reforming the Judiciary in Pakistan

Reforming the Judiciary in Pakistan, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the legacy of military rule that has seen superior courts unwilling to uphold fundamental freedoms. Motivated by self-preservation and self-interest, Pakistanís superior judiciary has not just failed to oppose Islamic legislation that violates fundamental rights but has also repeatedly failed to uphold the constitution.

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