What are rights?

Rights

Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology.

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Some articles on rights:

Indigenous Peoples - Rights, Issues and Concerns - International Day of The World's Indigenous People
... Main article International Day of the World's Indigenous People The International Day of the World's Indigenous People falls on 9 August as this was the date of the first meeting in 1982 of the United Nations Working Group of Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities of the Commission on Human Rights. ...
Goals of The Iraqi Constitutional Monarchy
... identity of Iraq while respecting all religions and beliefs and recognizing their inviolable rights ... Eighth To completely uphold the principals of Basic Human Rights as laid down by religion the United Nations and International Institutions ... while maintaining a balance between the rights of ownership and the free market and the rights of the people to social justice equal opportunity and ...
History of Rights
... See also History of human rights The specific enumeration of rights has differed greatly in different periods of history ... In many cases, the system of rights promulgated by one group has come into sharp and bitter conflict with that of other groups ... In the political sphere, a place in which rights have historically been an important issue, at present the question of who has what legal rights is sometimes addressed by the constitutions of the ...
The Graduate - Possibility of Sequel
... When he sold film rights to The Graduate, he surrendered the rights to any sequels ... Canal+, the French media company that owns the rights to The Graduate, would be able to adapt it for the screen without his permission ... a publisher for the full text, provided he could retrieve the film rights using French copyright law ...
W. E. B. Du Bois - NAACP Era
... and dedicated to campaigning for civil rights, equal voting rights, and equal educational opportunities ... to include "dark skinned people everywhere." Dozens of civil rights supporters, black and white, participated in the founding, but most executive officers were ...

Famous quotes containing the word rights:

    The rights of citizenship will be taken away from all Jews and other non-Aryans. They are inferior and therefore enemies of the state. It is the duty of all true Aryans to hate and despise them.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)

    The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression.
    —French National Assembly. Declaration of the Rights of Man (drafted and discussed August 1789, published September 1791)

    To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled—because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)