human right

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)
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑right

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noun, pl ⋯ rights [count]
: a basic right (such as the right to be treated well or the right to vote) that many societies believe every person should have

They believe that freedom of speech is a basic human right.

— usually plural

The defendant was deprived of his human rights.

human rights violations

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ˌhuman ˈright [human right] noun usually plural
one of the basic rights that everyone has to be treated fairly and not in a cruel way, especially by their government

The country has a poor record on human rights.

to campaign for human rights

human rights abuses/violations

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