Human 'wrongs' have soiled human history for thousands of years. Millions of innocent people have been tortured, raped, killed, and persecuted for their beliefs or minority status, and ethnic cleansings and genocides have systematically murdered millions more. Still others face starvation, discrimination, and economic disadvantages. Despite the heinous atrocities committed during the 20th century by Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, and other virulent dictators, human rights policies have also moved forward at a pace previously unknown in earlier times. ""Human Rights"" provides a path for understanding these complex events and the issues facing us today as citizens.