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What Do Human Rights Mean By United Nations?

Human Rights are universal legal guarantees protecting individuals and groups against actions by Governments that interfere with fundamental freedoms and human dignity. Human rights law obliges Governments to do some things and prevents them from doing others.

Human Rights Characteristics:

Who Monitor Human Rights?

International Guaranteed

Legally Protected

Focus on Dignity and the Human Being

Protecting the Individual and Groups

Obliges States and State Actors

Cannot Be Waived / Taken Away

Equal and Interdependent



Government Ministries and Services

National Human Rights Institutions







Religious Groups


Arbitrary Arrest & Detention

The Rights of Victims

Deprivation of liberty, without legal reason or process, by an act of Government or with its complicity, tolerance or acquiescence.

not based on legal grounds

not respecting legal procedures

not reasonable/appropriate in the circumstances

proportional to the legal objects


without fair, solid and substantial cause

All victims of crime, abuse of power or human rights violations shall be treated with compassion and respect

Victims shall have access to mechanisms of justice and prompt redress

Redress procedures shall be expeditious, fair, inexpensive and accessible

Victims shall be informed of their rights in seeking redress and protection

Victims shall be allowed to present their views and feelings on all matters where their personal interests are affected