human rights

Moral powers of human personhood by virtue of human dignity that call for a person or group’s immunity from unjust harm (e.g. the right not to have my bodily integrity abused, the right not to have my expression of ideas suppressed, the right not to have my practice of religion forbidden) and entitlement to basic goods necessary for life (e.g. my right to food, my right to shelter, my right to health care).

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rights
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