Human rights are inalienable (Unable to be taken away from or given away) fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being. Human rights are thus conceived as applicable everywhere and are the same for everyone.
Being a humanitarian is being able to enjoy your own human rights and at the same time having an obligation to respect the human rights of others.
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
Obligation to respect the human rights of othersEach human should respect the rights of other humans by treating others as they would like to be treated.
Right to lifeThe right to life is the essential right that a human being has the right not to be killed by another human being.
Freedom from tortureTorture is prohibited under international law and the domestic laws of most countries in the 21st century. It is considered to be a violation of human rights, and is declared to be unacceptable by Article 5 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Freedom from slaveryNo one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Right to a fair trialEveryone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Freedom of speechFreedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without censorship. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.
Freedom of thought, conscience and religionEveryone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Right to keep and bear armsThe right to keep and bear arms for defense is described in the philosophical and political writings of Aristotle, Cicero, John Locke, Machiavelli, the English Whigs and others. In countries with an English common law tradition, a long standing common law right to keep and bear arms has long been recognized, as pre-existing in common law, prior even to the existence of national constitutions.