What are human rights?

Human rights are those basic standards, which are important for enabling people to live in safety and dignity.

Human rights protect our lives and our bodies from harm, allowing us to live as free persons, and to carry out different activities – to express ourselves, to learn new information, to meet with friends and like-minded people and so on.

To provide real and practical human rights, states have undertaken to explain and protect them by adopting the necessary laws.

In Ukraine, human rights in their most basic form have been explained in the Constitution of Ukraine. But there are also other laws, which further explain what each right means, as well as what is allowed and what is prohibited.

example The Constitution of Ukraine says that you have the freedom to express yourself. But the Law on Media explains how to do this in a way that doesn’t hurt other people, as they also have rights.

Read more about human rights by exploring the topics below:


Last updated 20/11/2023