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Categories of Human Rights

Learn about the types of rights enumerated in various human rights treaties.


I.               Categorization 

We should begin by recognizing that human rights is a general category within which we place multiple individual rights. However, at times there’s disagreement over which rights should be included and which should not. There are some rights that nearly everyone agrees upon, like the right to life and freedom from torture. Others are less widely recognized, with some groups advocating for...