- The definition of human rights are fundamental freedoms and liberties that every person should have as a birthright.
The right to life and liberty are examples of human rights.
human rights definition by Webster's New World
human rights definition by American Heritage Dictionary
human rights - Cultural Definition
Freedom from arbitrary interference or restriction by governments. The term encompasses largely the same rights called civil liberties or civil rights but often suggests rights that have not been recognized.
- Political leaders in the United States often use the expression when speaking of rights violated by other nations.