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Types of Human Rights

Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Freedom of expression gives you the right to hold your own opinions and to express them freely without interference, although you also have a duty to behave responsibly and to respect other people’s rights.

Freedom of Thought
Freedom of Thought

The Human Rights Committee has made extensive comments in its General Comment No. 22: The right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Headings and notes have been added here to sections of this Comment for ease of reading.

Marriage and Family
Marriage and Family

Definitions of the right to marriage and family. The right to marriage and family is enshrined in Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The right is enshrined in Article 23 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: 1.

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Social Security
Social Security

Several key human rights principles are fundamental to guaranteeing the right to social security: Comprehensiveness: Social security implicitly covers all the risks involved in the loss of means of subsistence for reasons beyond a person’s control.

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The Right to Assemble
The Right to Assemble

The right to freedom of association is recognized as a human right, a political right and a civil liberty. The terms freedom of assembly and freedom of association may be used to distinguish between the freedom to assemble in public places and the freedom to join an association.

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The Right to Democracy
The Right to Democracy

Democracy and the rule of law at the Human Rights Council. The former Commission on Human Rights adopted several landmark resolutions regarding democracy. In 2000, the Commission recommended a host of legislative, institutional and practical measures to consolidate democracy (resolution 2000/47).

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The Right to due Process
The Right to due Process

As due process rights are traditionally known among human right experts to centre on the right to a fair trial and the right to an effective remedy, the first three elements are discussed under the heading of fair trial, while effectiveness is discussed under the right to an effective remedy.

The Right to Equality
The Right to Equality

It protects the human rights of people in countries that belong to the Council of Europe, including the UK. The Human Rights Act 1998 made these rights part of our domestic law. The Act means that courts in the United Kingdom can hear human rights cases.

The Right to Freedom of Religion
The Right to Freedom of Religion

the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. Note also section 13 of the HRA which emphasises the importance of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

The Right to Freedom of Speech
The Right to Freedom of Speech

The right to freedom of expression is crucial in a democracy – information and ideas help to inform political debate and are essential to public accountability and transparency in government. The right to freedom of expression is crucial in a democracy – information and ideas help to inform political debate and are essential to public accountability and transparency in government.

The Right to Interstate and Intrastate Travel
The Right to Interstate and Intrastate Travel

confirm a fundamental right to intrastate travel under the U.S. Constitution. Part I chronicles the history of the right to interstate travel in American jurisprudence, describing the governing precedents and the varied potential

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The Right to Liberty and Freedom
The Right to Liberty and Freedom

The right to liberty and security protects the right of a person not to be arbitrarily deprived of their liberty. Deprivation of liberty . What constitutes a deprivation of liberty will depend on the circumstances. Obvious cases are absolute deprivations (such as imprisonment or forced detention).

The Right to Life
The Right to Life

The right to life means that nobody - including the government - can try to end your life. It also means the government should take appropriate steps to safeguard life.

The Right to Marry
The Right to Marry

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in 2002 that this right extends to transsexual people. They are able to marry or enter civil partnerships in their acquired gender because of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 and the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014.

The Right to Privacy
The Right to Privacy

Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. - Article 8 of the Human Rights Act. The right to privacy protects you against unnecessary and heavy-handed state surveillance and intrusion into your personal life.

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The Right to Public Assembly
The Right to Public Assembly

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The Right to the Pursuit of Happiness
The Right to the Pursuit of Happiness

"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says have been given to all human beings by their Creator, and which governments are created to protect.

The Right to Your Own Things
The Right to Your Own Things

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Workers' Rights
Workers' Rights

In a global economy, workers must assert their collective rights as workers in order to win human rights as individuals The movement's victories since WWII have come at a cost, however. The emphasis on individual rights erodes collective rights—the rights that disadvantaged peoples need to assert ...