human rights

plural noun
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of human rights

: rights (such as freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution) regarded as belonging fundamentally to all persons

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human rights

noun plural

legal Definition of human rights

: rights (as freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution) regarded as belonging fundamentally to all people


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