They are based on principles of dignity, equality and respect, and are moral and legal guidelines for our standard of living.
Rights recognise the value of each person, regardless of who they are, where they live or what they think. Rights are universal and inalienable, which means they apply to everyone, and no one has the right to take your rights away.
Your specific rights include:
- Safety and protection, e.g. protection from being harmed or exploited by others.
- Health, e.g. a right to access medical care, access to safe and nutritious sources of food and water.
- Education, e.g. access to mass media, freedom from censorship.
- Legal rights, e.g. protection from discrimination and a right to access legal help.
- Political, e.g. the right to vote.
- To be who you are, e.g. freedom of religion and cultural expression.