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Explain the term fundamental Human rights and Why is it entrenched in a constitution?

Fundamental human rights are certain inalienable privileges that
every citizen enjoys in a country
irrespective of sex, tribe or creed which are usually stated in the
constitution of the country. These rights are natural, civil, political and
legal. The rights includes freedom from torture,
freedom of speech, movement, assembly, association, religion, marriage
education etc.

WHY IT IS
ENTRENCHED IN A CONSTITUTION

  • Since constitutions are
    documented, it is easy to make reference to these rights at will.
  • Fundamental Human rights become
    undisputable when clearly entrenched in the constitution.
  •  It becomes difficult to alter
    these rights at will by the government or some powerful
    individuals.
  •  Entrenching these rights in the constitution makes it
    possible for an individual whose rights are violated
    to seek redress in a court of law.
  •  The fears of minorities are
    allayed if these rights are entrenched to protect them from the
    majoritie.
  •  Entrenching
    these rights is in compliance with the United Nations Organisations Declaration on Human
    and People’s Rights 1948.

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