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Human Rights

This term is understood as fundamental inalienable rights to which a person inherently has the right simply because he or she is a human being.

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Thus, they are considered to be universal (applies everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for all). It is essential that this principle is applied worldwide and without exception.

This movement became prominent during the Enlightenment period, enunciated by the philosophers John Locke, Francis Hutcheson, and Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui and had an important position in the political discourse of the American Revolution and the French Revolution.

The modern concept of human rights has developed in the early modern period, along with the European secularization of Judeo-Christian ethics.

Natural law became prominent during the Enlightenment, enunciated by the philosophers John Locke, Francis Hutcheson, and Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui.