what are human rights?

  1. Human rights are universal moral claims that may or may not have been recognised by law.
  2. With the expansion of democracy all over the world, there is greater pressure on govts to accept these claims.
  3. example -Right to work 

    right to adequate livelihood 

    right to food

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Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence,national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law , general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

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