Human Rights

Definition - What does Human Rights mean?

Human rights are rights that every person should have just by virtue of being a human being. This is a separate concept from civil rights which are the rights granted to citizens by a government. Human rights focus on concepts such as freedom from discrimination and protection against harmful treatment by others

Justipedia explains Human Rights

The term human rights is an attempt to provide a label for the basic rights which people all over the world have just because they are human. Groups such as the United Nations have policies for dealing with human rights. However, just because there is a word for these rights and because there are organizations which work with them, does not mean that every country has the same laws regarding these issues. In fact, many countries have a wide variety of laws which handle basic rights.

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