Fundamental rights

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Fundamental rights are a set of rights that are recognized under the laws of a country to protect their citizens. These laws protect these rights even from the governments themselves.[1] These protected rights include the right to life, right to freedom, and the right to free will.[2] Other generally agreed upon examples of fundamental rights include freedom of religion, the right to free speech, the right to travel and the pursuit of Happiness.[2] Fundamental rights are different from human rights. Fundamental rights are those protected by laws of a jurisdiction. Human rights are usually not enforceable by courts.[2]

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  1. "Fundamental Right". Cornell University Law School. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Difference Between Human Rights and Fundamental Rights". Difference Between.com. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2015.