human rights
n.
The basic rights to which all humans are generally considered to be entitled, which can include life, liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, due process, equal rights, and dignity.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


human rights
legally enforceable rights to which people are entitled in virtue of their humanity rather than dependent on citizenship. A modern concept, at least under this name, human rights are legally significant in the UK and Europe because of the incorporation into UK law by the Scotland Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998 (effective October 2000) of the European Convention on Human Rights, ratified by the members of the Council of Europe. Equally important is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
Any provisions seeking to protect human rights usually focus on life, liberty and freedom of personality, freedom of thought and religion. The right to work (and sometimes a right to social security) often appears. See also bill of rights.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


human rights
In common parlance, the rights all people have just by virtue of being human. As defined by the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, these rights are those that are "inherent to all human beings, whatever [their] nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status." Human rights recognized by the United Nations include the rights to life, liberty, and the security of person; the right to be free of slavery; the right to be free of torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; the right to recognition as a person under the law; the right to fair process and hearing; the right to privacy; the right to a family; the right to freedom of religion, expression, and association; and the right to an education.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

human rights
The concept of human beings as having universal rights, or status, regardless of legal jurisdiction or other localising factors, such as ethnicity, nationality, and sex. See European Convention on Human Rights.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


human rights
Basic rights that fundamentally and inherently belong to each individual.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


human rights
Basic rights that fundamentally and inherently belong to each individual.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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