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Human rights are either qualified, limited or absolute

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Posted  Wednesday, December 11  2013 at  11:52
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Human rights, fall into three categories, absolute qualified and limited. Absolute rights are those that no one has a right to interfere with for instance, the right to fair trial, etc.

Qualified rights are rights that the State has the right to interfere with namely a right to life (one could be sentenced to death), the right to private life and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion; freedom of expression, assembly and association.

Limited rights are those that even an ordinary person can interfere with for example if you steal or assault someone, any citizen can arrest you. Despite the fact that the constitution confers these rights on you, they are not all outright.

Caxton Peter Kasozi-Batende,

caxton26@yahoo.co.uk