Understanding Human Rights

All humans need to be treated with respect and dignity and have the right the stand up for themselves, this is the main crux of the concept of human rights. Human rights are a set of rights that every human is entitled to. These rights are very important for making sure that all humans get treated equally. Every human being is born with these rights no matter what caste, creed, gender, the economic status they belong to. They are in fact essential for a good standard of living in the world.

The first and foremost role of human rights is to safeguard the interests of the citizens of a country.  There are two types of human rights:

(a) Rights which are essential for the dignified and decent human existence, and

(b) Rights which are essential for adequate development of human personality.

Rights under the first category include the right to fulfillment of basic human needs like food, shelter, clothing, health, and sanitation, etc. The second category of human rights comprises the right to freedom of speech and expression, cultural and educational rights.

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Human rights are held by all human beings and human rights exist as long as human beings exist. Both are inalienable and cannot be separated. As a human, it is our responsibility to take care of our rights as well as those of others around us. Without human rights, we would be living in a society full of injustice and wrong. Human rights are essential for the development of the human personality in society, where he lives.

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