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At first a part of the colonial system as an encomendero, he later dedicated his life to the struggle for justice and human rights of the indigenous peoples of America. At the grand debate of 1551 between Dr. Sepulveda and Las Casas, Las Casas presented a very modern view of human rights that is one of the useful models of human rights for the contemporary world.


This work was originally published in:Zeitschrift für Missionswissenschaft und Religionswissenschaft. Year: 2015, Volume: 99, Issue: 3/4, Pages: 232-249



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