Definition of human right in English:

human right


usually human rights
  • A right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person.

    ‘a flagrant disregard for basic human rights’
    ‘communication is a fundamental human right’
    • ‘They were found to undermine human rights by forcing strong medications on ill people.’
    • ‘Yet it is these same left wing groups that claim to be very interested in human rights.’
    • ‘They want local councils to pass a resolution condemning this violation of human rights.’
    • ‘It's hard on the need for universal human rights and the rule of international law.’
    • ‘Breaching basic human rights is not the way to deal with serious terrorist threats.’
    • ‘It is a basic issue of human rights that individuals can observe their religion.’
    • ‘More and more states had come to believe in and observe democratic norms and human rights.’
    • ‘Where the violation of fundamental human rights is concerned, no more than this is needed.’
    • ‘I believe that that is a basic human right for a man, a woman, and their children.’
    • ‘An inclusive agenda for human rights must make human rights the basis of economic systems.’
    • ‘We believe that democracy and human rights are worth defending with all our strength.’
    • ‘They argued that publicity would breach their human rights, but the case was lost.’
    • ‘That fundamental human right belongs to all women regardless of whether they are disabled or not disabled.’
    • ‘Do you demand victory with the passion of a man demanding basic human rights?’
    • ‘He was a lawyer and a trade union activist, a campaigner for human rights and democracy.’
    • ‘Should we just sit back and let him, because war is wrong and it's an infringement of human rights?’
    • ‘Torture is okay as long as it's done for the sake of maintaining freedom and human rights.’
    • ‘That even prisoners can fight for their human rights inspired us to write about it.’
    • ‘Here is to be found the origin of much of the rhetoric of universal human rights.’
    • ‘Readers will be unsurprised that sites that look at abuses of human rights are blocked.’
    independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self government, self rule, self determination, home rule
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human right

/ˈ(h)jumən raɪt/