human right


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Noun1.human 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 to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)human 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 to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
right to privacy - right to be free of unsanctioned intrusion
right to life - the right to live
right to liberty - the right to be free
right to the pursuit of happiness - the right to try to find happiness
freedom of thought - the right to hold unpopular ideas
equality before the law - the right to equal protection of the laws
civil right - right 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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.
One might fancy him, passionate with theories of human equality and human rights, discussing, arguing, fighting behind barricades in Paris, flying before the Austrian cavalry in Milan, imprisoned here, exiled from there, hoping on and upborne ever with the word which seemed so magical, the word Liberty; till at last, broken with disease and starvation, old, without means to keep body and soul together but such lessons as he could pick up from poor students, he found himself in that little neat town under the heel of a personal tyranny greater than any in Europe.
and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today.
The pack was turning on Helen, to deny her human rights, and it seemed to Margaret that all Schlegels were threatened with her.
What I got from Sheridan was a bold denunciation of slav- ery, and a powerful vindication of human rights.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister -- though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her -- the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject the following winter.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.
In tying the concept of a human right so closely to the function that the things called "human rights" within the practice are supposed to be playing within global politics, Beitz's practice-based account obscures this point and gives a distorted account, both of human rights themselves and of the practice of human rights.
So, for example, the judge respectfully listens Muslims' claims regarding their values and practices, but does not rule in favor of the human right to female genital modification.
This is a breakthrough in the field of human rights and business," said Allan Lerberg Jorgensen, Director for Human Rights and Business, Danish Institute for Human Right.
President Karzai should ensure his appointments are experts with a life-long commitment to human rights and reject out of hand anyone with a background of human right abuse.
However, in one area, China's status seems unimproved, or at least has not improved as much as it has in other areas--its human rights record.

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