Legal rights: Legal rights are conferred by law. We are entitled to legal rights because our political and legal systems consider them to be rights. Since these rights have been conferred through the creation of laws, they can also be modified, abolished or strengthened by political and legal institutions. Many legal rights are also natural rights, for example, the right to life is supported by the law and by our philosophical definition of humanity. Natural rights: Natural rights are related to philosophy and religion. The idea behind natural rights is that our humanity (our unique nature) permeates us with certain inherent rights, including the right to life. These rights are usually attributed to biblical or religious teachings, the teachings of philosophy, or simply “common sense.” We believe that natural rights are given to us by being human. Human rights: The concept of human rights is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. These are internationally agreed standards that some countries protect through their laws and others do not. The declaration itself is not legally binding; It is an unenforceable moral obligation. While many of the rights contained in the declaration are natural rights or derive from natural rights, others are legal rights. The term “human rights” is often used vaguely to cover both natural and legal rights which, according to the international community, belong to all human beings.
It is important to remember that a right may be a legal right in some countries, but not in others. A right may be considered a natural right in some cultures, but not in others. A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways people navigate the spaces around them, and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way to command!.