Human rights are fundamental rights
Human rights are fundamental rights, commonly understood, as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being."
Human rights are therefore conceived as universal.
These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights in law.
Thus, we can say they are basic rights or freedom to which all human being are entitled no matter what their status, gender, religion etc. is.
As John F. Kennedy states; “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
The value is mirrored as the idea of human rights states, "if the public discourse of peacetime global society can be said to have a common moral language, it is that of human rights."
Although ideas of rights and liberty have existed in some form for much of human history, they do not resemble the modern conception of human rights.
Many of the basic ideas that founded the Human Rights legislation was a result of the aftermath of World War II, and thus consequently the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) occurred.
The doctrine of human rights in international practice has been a cornerstone of public policy around the world.
Despite this, the strong claims made by the doctrine of human rights continue to provoke considerable scepticism and debates about the content, nature and justifications of human rights to this day.
This even includes the idea of 'what is a right?' and this has lead to many controversies and is the subject of many debates.
By Carla. February team