rights


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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.
References in classic literature ?
This may serve as a specimen of the numerous handles which would be given to the doctrine of constructive powers, by the indulgence of an injudicious zeal for bills of rights.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
One might dispute your right to ask such questions," observed Lebedeff's nephew.
But it don't sound right, just the same," he complained.
They talked in large ways of policy, and they identified policy and right.
Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole.
When we say that we should be right in sending him to the physicians if we wanted him to be a physician, do we mean that we should be right in sending him to those who profess the art, rather than to those who do not, and to those who demand payment for teaching the art, and profess to teach it to any one who will come and learn?
The better to follow this narrative, we shall call the gallery leading from the stairs to the eastern window, the "right" gallery and the gallery quitting it at a right angle, the "off-turning" gallery (winding gallery in the plan).
He that hath a goal and an heir, wanteth death at the right time for the goal and the heir.
I know not of any such law, nor of any right which can be derived from it.
Tom said we was right behind Jim's bed now, and we'd dig in under it, and when we got through there couldn't nobody in the cabin ever know there was any hole there, because Jim's counter- pin hung down most to the ground, and you'd have to raise it up and look under to see the hole.
Just before I came into your kingdom, I saw you dancing from left to right, and then from right to left, with Seven Men and a Woman in your immediate proximity on the left, and eight Men and two Women on your right.