Human rights

The rights every person has by virtue of being human—whether one feels these rights are divinely given or not. Recognized by many international treaties and other documents (including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the “International Bill of Rights”—comprising the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights—and various “sectoral” conventions on rights of the child, discrimination, rights of women, and so on) as well as in most countries’ constitutions, though to varying extents.