HyperDic: human_right

English > 1 sense of the expression human right:
NOUNattributehuman right(law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights ... / rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
English > human right: 1 sense > noun 1, attribute
Meaning(law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights ... / rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law).
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowercivil rightRight or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
equality before the lawThe right to equal protection of the laws
freedom of thoughtThe right to hold unpopular ideas
right to libertyThe right to be free
right to lifeThe right to live
right to privacyRight to be free of unsanctioned intrusion
right to the pursuit of happinessThe right to try / try to find happiness
BroaderrightAn abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
Spanishderecho humano, derechos humanos
Catalandret humà, drets humans

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