What Are Some Fundamental Human Rights?

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According to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, some fundamental human rights include the right to be free from slavery or servitude and the right to recognition as a person before the law. Additionally, the right to a nationality and the freedom to marry are fundamental human rights.

Another fundamental human right established by the United Nations is the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, which includes the ability to change religion freely and to organize with others. Related to this right are the rights to assemble freely and the freedom of expression.

Several fundamental human rights relate to standards of living, such as the right to work in just and favorable conditions and the right to own property. The right to rest and leisure is a fundamental right as is the right to healthy and secure living conditions.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlines human rights to education and participation in cultural and scientific advances of society. The right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty under the law is identified as a human right. Additionally, the declaration asserts every human’s freedom to seek asylum, to move freely within a state and to live with a reasonable expectation of privacy.