Richts are legal, social, or ethical principles o freedom or enteetlement; that is, richts are the fundamental normative rules aboot whit is allaed o fowk or owed tae fowk, accordin tae some legal seestem, social convention, or ethical theory.
↑"Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy". Stanford University. Julie 9, 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-21. Rights dominate most modern understandings of what actions are proper and which institutions are just. Rights structure the forms of our governments, the contents of our laws, and the shape of morality as we perceive it. To accept a set of rights is to approve a distribution of freedom and authority, and so to endorse a certain view of what may, must, and must not be done.