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English translation: human rights activist

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Russian term or phrase:правозащитник
English translation:human rights activist
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09:38 Nov 8, 2000
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Russian term or phrase: pravozaschitnik
Protection of human/civil rights
Victor
human rights activist
Explanation:
When we speak of human liberties and rights that are protected in many countries by institutions and individuals other than governmental bodies or public servants, we should refer to the terms like human rights activist, member of human rights group, human right monitor. The terms advocate, protector (not to mention lawyers, barristers) are never used by human rights activists themselves.
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Victor
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Summary of answers provided
nahuman rights advocate; or human rights defender; but under no circumstances "lawyer" or "barrister"Alexander Alexandrov
nahuman rights activistvip
naprotector of rightsxxxDm_Ch
na1. lawyer; 2. barrister
Vladislav Madan
naa human rights advocate
Alla Itkis


  

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12 mins
a human rights advocate


Explanation:
Or: an advocate of human rights. Both are equally acceptable.

Alla Itkis
Canada
Local time: 03:24

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Vladislav Madan

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21 mins
1. lawyer; 2. barrister


Explanation:
Usually it's a lawyer, but a lawyer may be a prosecutor too, whereas a lawyer may not.


    A. I. Smirnitsky, Russian - English Dictionary
Vladislav Madan
Local time: 09:24
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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26 mins
protector of rights


Explanation:
See the context for the phrase above:
She has a reputation for being an ardent protector of individuals' liberties. — У нее репутация страстного защитника личных свобод. (Lingvo 6.0)
Another possible version might be (rights) advocate (Note that avocate and advocacy has a broader meaning than Russian advokat).
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xxxDm_Ch
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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2 hrs
human rights activist


Explanation:
When we speak of human liberties and rights that are protected in many countries by institutions and individuals other than governmental bodies or public servants, we should refer to the terms like human rights activist, member of human rights group, human right monitor. The terms advocate, protector (not to mention lawyers, barristers) are never used by human rights activists themselves.


    More on the subject:
    Glossary on human rights by Alber J. Longman and Alex P. Schmidt
vip
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Victor Obrisan

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2 days26 mins
human rights advocate; or human rights defender; but under no circumstances "lawyer" or "barrister"


Explanation:
This word is usually used in Russian when speaking about dissidents or those actively, sometimes professionally, engaged in human rights protection activities. In the Soviet times you could only hear this word on the air of foreign radio stations. Examples of 'pravozashchitniks' are Academician Sakharov, his widow Yelena Bonner, Kovalyov. Actually, this penomenon is not so common in the countries of the Western democracy.


    I have not seen it in any of the dictionaries so far, so I can propose an equivalent according to the meaning.
Alexander Alexandrov
Russian Federation
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