What are Human Rights?
All human beings fundamentally possess the rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), such as dignity, freedom, and equality. In the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, James Nickel defines human rights as moral guarantees that people in all countries and cultures have simply because they are human. These rights should not be limited by distinctions such as nationality, beliefs, gender, orientation, ethnicity, status or age.
How are these rights defined?
Human rights are better thought of as both moral rights and legal rights. A right is an entitlement to be treated in a certain way. Human rights originate as moral rights. A primary goal of human rights advocates is for these rights to receive legal recognition universally. But the power of human rights is, however, largely dependent on them developing into legal rights. When some human rights do not have legal recognition, moral rights are prioritized; however, this is done with the intention that these rights in question will eventually receive legal recognition.
Where are these rights written in laws?
Where can I learn more about human rights?