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rights

The entitlements that a person has in a democratic environment or society.

Rights that people have in democracies:
• Respect;
• Fair treatment without discrimination;
• Dignity;
• Privacy;
• Protection from danger and harm; 
• Health and social care that meets their needs, weighs their choices and protects them;
• Access information about themselves; 
• Communicate using their preferred methods of communication and language.
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That satisfied the constitutional requirement of ratification by three-quarters of the states, and the Bill of Rights became part of the Constitution.
Many legal scholars say Congress does not have the power to limit core freedoms in the Bill of Rights in this manner, pointing out that it would destroy the concept of "checks and balances" embedded in the Constitution.
Some of the chapters discuss the legal basis for health and human rights and these will be particularly useful to those who are not familiar with the issues.
Anticipating those 20th-century judges whose decisions draw on the political and social sciences, Field's opinions resound with such extra-constitutional sources as Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and the precepts of natural law--the doctrine that man's rights derive from nature, not from human institutions.
In short, the modern twisted translation of the Second Amendment by liberal activists doesn't even resemble the protection built into the Bill of Rights whereby the government is restrained from violating our God-given right to individual self-defense.
Dershowitz's approach to the origin of rights is significant in that it provides secularists with a valid theoretical basis from which to discuss the concept of fundamental human rights.
As Catholic moral theologian Germain Grisez is wont to point out, rights presuppose duties.
It's not clear whether these rights would be enforceable in court; in any event, the "Second Bill of Rights" is only a metaphor because Sunstein does not advocate an actual constitutional amendment.
1) However, few of these definitions deviate far from the principles delineated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), issued by the UN General Assembly in 1948.
Because the impetus for the creation of the Miranda rights was the Supreme Court's concern that custodial interrogations are intrinsically coercive, the right to counsel contained within Miranda applies only when the subject of interrogation is in custody.
The responsibility of the United States to speak out on behalf of international human rights standards was formalized in the early 1970's.
companies to argue that expanding business is good for human rights.