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 bodies from harm, allowing us to live as free persons. They enable us 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 Slovenia, human rights have been explained in their most basic form in Slovenia’s constitution. But there are also other laws, which further explain what each right entails, what is allowed and what prohibited.

example The Constitution states that you have the right to appeal against the decisions of courts. The law on civil procedure then explains how to do this in a specific case in front of a civil court.

Assess your knowledge

If you wish to use the Guide for learning purposes, the Guide offers you the possibility to assess your knowledge in human rights before or after studying, by completing tests about different themes included in the Guide.

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Last updated 16/12/2022