Rights facts for kids
A right is something a person has that people think should not be taken away from them. A right is different than a privilege, which is something that must be earned.
- People may also have a "right to property". That means that people cannot steal things from each other.
- In many countries people have a "right to free speech", which means other people cannot stop them from saying what they want to.
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According to some views, certain rights derive from deities or nature
Do groups have rights? Some argue that when soldiers bond in combat, the group becomes like an organism in itself and has rights which trump the rights of any individual soldier.
In the United States, persons who are going to be questioned by police when they are in police custody must be read their "Miranda rights". The Miranda warning requires police officers to read a statement to people being arrested which informs them that they have certain rights, such as the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney.
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