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human rights

noun
1.
fundamental rights, especially those believed to belong to an individual and in whose exercise a government may not interfere, as the rights to speak, associate, work, etc.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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British Dictionary definitions for human-rights

human rights

plural noun
1.
the rights of individuals to liberty, justice, etc
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human-rights in Culture

human rights definition


Freedom from arbitrary interference or restriction by governments. The term encompasses largely the same rights called civil liberties or civil rights but often suggests rights that have not been recognized.

Note: Political leaders in the United States often use the expression when speaking of rights violated by other nations.
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