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PLAC Production: Civil and Political Rights 101

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Rights are the freedom bestowed on a person or people enabling them to perform certain actions or assume ownership of certain things. Human rights are said to be universal and inalienable and accrue by virtue of existence as a human being. Human rights are also indivisible and interdependent, as they define the interaction and obligations among individuals and between individuals and the State. The legitimacy of rights rests on their recognition by a society or State. Essentially, what this means is that a State makes provisions for the rights afforded to its citizens and enforces these rights through relevant organs of government.

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