What Is a List of Human Rights?

A list of human rights generally includes the right to equality, the right to freedom from discrimination and the right to freedom from slavery. The right to a fair public hearing, the right to own property and freedom of religion are also human rights.

Other examples of human rights include the right to free speech, the right to marriage and family, and the right to participate in a peaceful protest against a government or organization. The right to be considered innocent until proven guilty also falls under human rights. The right to asylum in another country, the right to participate in both government and free elections, and the right to an adequate living standard are also human rights. Human rights can also include the right to move travel in and out of a country, the right to a specific nationality and the right to change this nationality, and freedom from arbitrary arrest or exile.

Human rights are the rights that people are entitled to under the law. These rights are typically protected in both national and international law and are considered universal. Human rights are designed to include everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or nationality. The United Nations' "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" lists 30 human rights.