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  1. The Meaning of Fundamental Human Rights
  2. The Fundamental Human Rights
  3. The Categories of Fundamental Human Rights
  4. Means (Ways) of Safeguarding Fundamental Human Rights
  5. Limitations to Citizens’ Rights


The Meaning of Fundamental Human Rights

Right may be defined as certain privileges that every citizen enjoys in a country irrespective of sex, tribe or creed. These rights are natural, civil, political, and legal. The state has the right to protect and guarantee these rights. Fundamental human rights are usually contained in the constitution of a country and they must be respected and protected as far as the state exists and recognizes such rights in a democratic society. Human rights a thus conceived as universal that is applicable everywhere and egalitarian that is the same everywhere. Some of these fundamental human rights include- right to life, rights to freedom of movement, right to  freedom of expression and the press, right to freedom of fair hearing, right to vote and be voted for, right to social security, right to freedom from slavery etc.

The Fundamental Human Rights

The fundamental human rights include:

  1. The right to life: This entails that everybody has the right to life.

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