What are human rights?

Human rights are inalienable fundamental entitlements belonging to all human beings as equal individuals, safeguarding their safety, dignity and freedom.

Human rights protect our lives and our bodies from harm, allowing us to live as free persons, and to carry out different activities – to express ourselves, to learn new information, to meet with friends and like-minded people and so on.

To provide real and practical human rights, the States have undertaken to codify and protect them by adopting the necessary laws.

In Slovakia, human rights in their most basic form have been codified in the Constitution. But there are also other laws, which further explain what each right means, as well as what is allowed and what is prohibited.

example The Constitution says that you have the freedom to express yourself. But the law on journalism explains how to do this in a way that doesn’t hurt other people, as they also have rights.

Read more about human rights by exploring the topics below:


Last updated 16/12/2022