Raj Meister’s Aims & objective:
1. The aims and objective of Meister’s Trust is to contribute to the observance throughout the world of human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Promoting the enforcement of human rights legislation in individual cases.
To advance education about all aspects of human rights and human rights abuse and to publish the useful results of such research:
In pursuance of this object, and recognising the obligation on each person to extend to others rights and freedoms equal to his or her own, Meister’s Trust adopts as its mandate:
To promote awareness of and adherence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other internationally recognized human rights instruments, the values enshrined in them, and the indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights and freedoms;
To oppose grave violations of the rights of every person freely to hold and to express his or her convictions and to be free from discrimination and of the right of every person to physical and mental integrity, and, in particular, to oppose by all appropriate means irrespective of political considerations:
a) The imprisonment, detention or other physical restrictions imposed on any person by reason of his or her political, religious or other conscientiously held beliefs or by reason of his or her ethnic origin, sex, colour, language, national or social origin, economic status, birth or other status, provided that he or she has not used or advocated violence (hereinafter referred to as "prisoners of conscience"; Meister’s Trust shall work towards the release of and shall provide assistance to prisoners of conscience);
b) The detention of any political prisoner without fair trial within a reasonable time or any trial procedures relating to such prisoners that do not conform to internationally recognised standards;
c) The death penalty, and the torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of prisoners or other detained or restricted persons, whether or not the persons affected have used or advocated violence;
d) The extrajudicial execution of persons whether or not imprisoned, detained or restricted, and "disappearances", whether or not the persons affected have used or advocated violence.
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