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legal • abuses • dictatorship
justice • look into
  1. I have worked as a secretary for several years.
  2. The victim's family still feels that hasn't been served.
  3. The people suffered for two decades under an oppressive .
  4. He promised to my case.
  5. Their group provides free services for victims of human rights .
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1112 International Law

Katia talks about getting an internship to work in international law.

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It was called legal internship.

We use the word legal to discuss things about the subject of law. Notice the following:

  1. My sister's a legal assistant.
  2. The legal system is slow but it works; most of the time.


Many cases that are related to human rights abuses in the American continent.

We use the word abuse to talk about wrongdoing, usually against other people. Notice the following:

  1. Statistics for the year showed an increase in human rights abuses.
  2. The organization's job is to document human rights abuses throughout the region.


Some are from the dictatorship, for example disappearances.

A dictatorship describes a country that is led by an unelected ruler with complete power, most often maintained by force. Notice the following:

  1. His dictatorship ended in country wide celebration.
  2. It was a long and brutal dictatorship.


They have not received justice so they are still looking for some kind of clarification.

Justice means fair treatment under the law. Notice the following:

  1. There was no justice under the dictatorship.
  2. The people cried out for justice.

look into

Any other types of stuff that you would look into?

When we look into something, that means we seek information about it. Notice the following:

  1. Don't worry, I'll look into it.
  2. Can you look into that for me?