There is no such thing as human rights. We do not have the right to be born, to live or to die. We do not have the right to not be abused, tortured, starved or beaten. We have no rights.
There is no such thing as a human right.
We are animals. Nature does not confer rights. It is simply the survival of the fittest. Eat or be eaten. If you are unlucky you get mutilated and tortured first. If you are lucky you escape death and get enough to eat. You do not have a right to anything. You have to fight for every bit. Survival is not a right.
Fortunately we live in a civilised world where we can lift ourselves out of that natural cycle. We, as moral sentient animals, make decisions what rights we confer on others.
In the Western world those rights were never given freely by those in power. They had to be fought for. In the UK there has been a long struggle by ordinary working people to gain these rights. People were tortured and killed. People were threatened and abused. People were prepared to face down power in order to gain these rights.
Rights that we have gained through this bloody struggle include:
The right to have freedom of religion or hold no belief
The right to vote for men
The right to vote for women
The right to be part of a trade union
The right to be presumed innocent until found guilty
The right to a fair trial
The right to a fair wage
The right to free speech
The right to have reasonable working conditions and hours
The right to holidays, pension and sick pay
The right to be safe from abuse, hate, threats and violence
The right to have possessions
The right to protest
The right to free education
The right to free healthcare
The right not to be discriminated against
The right not to be enslaved
These rights have been well documented in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights:
Through the Magna Carta, The Swing Riots, The Peterloo Massacre, the Chartist Movement, The Jarrow march, The Suffragettes, Habeus Corpus, Wat Tyler, William Morris, William Wilberforce, Peasants Revolt, Trade Unionism and a long history of civil disobedience and protest we have won these rights.
They were hard fought for with blood and murder, torture and threats.
They are easily lost or eroded.