One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who undertakes an organized course of action against the violation of human rights.‘human rights campaigners called for an international tribunal to try those allegedly involved’
- ‘He is a tireless human rights campaigner for whom nobody, in power or otherwise, is spared from scrutiny or criticism.’
- ‘Human rights campaigners attacked the Government's continuing hard talk on asylum, warning that the rise in applications must not prompt Ministers to reduce the problem to "a numbers game".’
- ‘The leading human rights campaigner says that in the first war alone more than 50,000 civilians were killed.’
- ‘A human rights campaigner who was investigating levels of domestic violence was so shocked by what he found that he was prompted to speak out.’
- ‘As if the use of force and terror against journalists wasn't enough, the police higher-ups decided to move against human rights campaigners.’
- ‘Human rights campaigners have pushed for an end to the death penalty, which they say violates basic human rights and has proven ineffective in deterring drug dealing.’
- ‘According to human rights campaigners, they are using their new popularity to smuggle weapons and recruit the young and vulnerable.’
- ‘The human rights campaigner blames the high death count on the government's fixation with corporate-style targets.’
- ‘Human rights campaigners argue that the case is just another example of the prosecution and courts using only partial testimonies to allow a conviction in a case that lacked material evidence.’
- ‘Human rights campaigners brand it unequivocally as a massacre, but they have still to make the charge stick.’
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