ONE: Name. Often unpronounceable, unmanageable, redolent of incense and cumin. A name that twists letters into spirals the way a djinn emerges from a lamp.
The first and most fundamental human right is the right to life. Without it such other rights as freedom of speech and protection against arbitrary arrest are simply irrelevant. In this sense, genocide – the intentional destruction of substantial portions of the racial, national, ethnic and religious components of humanity – is the most heinous of all human rights abuses.