Definition of human right noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


human right

BrE BrE//ˌhjuːmən ˈraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhjuːmən ˈraɪt//
[usually plural] International relations, Social justice
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one of the basic rights that everyone has to be treated fairly and not in a cruel way, especially by their government The country has a poor record on human rights. to campaign for human rights human rights abuses/violations Wordfinderbias, discriminate, equal, feminism, homophobia, human right, marginalize, persecute, race, society See related entries: International relations, Social justice
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