Rights place some limits on the authority of the state. Explain with examples.
Rights place some limits on the authority of the state as they make the state responsible for its actions.
Rights place an obligation upon the state to act in a certain way.
For example, the state must ensure that its policies should provide basic needs to all its individuals.
Rights suggest what the state must refrain from doing.
The state cannot make laws that violate the fundamental rights of the citizens and go against the constitution.
Freedom of expression is a basic right of individual therefore the state cannot stop anyone from expressing himself/herself.
The state cannot arrest any individual unnecessarily as that would mean violating her/his right of liberty.