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Unformatted text preview: a much more recent context, the laws which bind our country today were not always in place. Friedman speaks of how the relatively modern process of judicial review has helped reshape laws concerning segregating schools or the power of the President. Likewise, the French process of human rights undertook the same arduous steps. Beginning with a criminal justice system based on torture, writers and philosophers like Voltaire and Beccaria slowly began to reform French culture by criticizing the way in which religion was driving so many criminal cases. Over time the monarchs began to use torture less and less, as the culture began to tolerate torture less and less. After multiple centuries, the French finally gave way to torture, paving the way for more modern legal procedures. Questions When do human rights become universally accepted, as different cultures share different values and ethics?...
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