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HUMAN RIGHTS

Human rights are universal legal guarantees protecting individuals and groups against actions
which interfere with fundamental freedoms and human dignity. Human rights are generally
defined as those rights which are inherent in our nature and without which, we cannot live as
human beings. These rights and fundamental freedoms allow us to develop and use our human
qualities, intelligence, talents and conscience, and to satisfy our spiritual and other needs. The
dignity of man and human life is inviolable. From the dignity of man is derived the right of every
person to free development of his personality. It's the essence of these rights that make man
human.

CHARACTERISTICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

INHERENT
 It is not granted by any person or authority, do not need any event for their existence.
 Example: right to life and dignity as a human being

FUNDAMENTAL
 Without them the life and dignity of man will be meaningless.
 Example: right to individual liberty and security of a person or freedom of thought and
religion

INALIENABLE
 It cannot be rightfully taken away from an individual.
 Example: freedom from torture

IMPRESCRIPTIBLE
 It cannot be lost even by a long passage of time.
 Example: freedom of thought, conscience and religion

INDIVISIBLE
 It is not capable of being divided.
 Example: freedom of belief or opinion, freedom of religion and worship.

UNIVERSAL
 It has no borders, applies to all.
 Example: right to life is the same whether one is in Asia or Europe

INTERDEPENDENT
 The fulfillment or exercise of one cannot be had without the realization of the other.
 Example: one's right to life and existence as a person cannot be realized without one's
right to work and maintain a good standard of living