Freedom of expression is important for
In a democratic government, freedom of expression allows for the free expression of beliefs and opinions. Rights such as right to livelihood or freedom of expression would be important for all human beings who live in the society and are described as universal in nature.
Right to franchise is a
Political rights include the right to political participation, that is, citizens’ right to seek to influence and participate in the public affairs of the society to which they belong.
In a state, it is also the duty of the citizens to
Rights not only place obligations upon the state to act in a certain way- for instance, to ensure sustainable development – but they also place obligations upon each of us.
The provision to abolish untouchability is reflected in the Indian constitution under
"Untouchability" is abolished and its practice in any form is forbidden. It is an offence punishable in accordance with law.
Civil liberties and political rights form the basis of a
Political rights include such rights as the right to vote and elect representatives, the right to contest elections; the right to form political parties or join them.
Human rights, traditionally are divided into
Traditionally, human rights are civil and political in nature to serve and protect the individual from excesses of the state. E.g., freedom of speech, right to a fair trial and freedom of religion.
According to the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, human beings unlike other objects are:
According to him, every person has dignity and ought to be treated by virtue of being a human being. For Kant to treat people with dignity was to treat them morally.
The political right is the right to
Political rights includes right to free and fair trial, right to contest elections and right to vote, etc.
The natural right that was not advocated by the political theorists of 17th and 18th centuries was right to
Right to Information is not been advocated by the political theorists and is a recent development. The rest of the rights are considered as natural rights.
A Bill of Rights is enshrined in the
Constitutions represent the highest law of the land and so constitutional recognition of certain rights give them a primary importance.