Human rights are moral principles which apply to all humans. At least in theory, they apply to all humans equally, anywhere in the world.
Human rights are protected as legal rights in national and international law. These were developed in the aftermath of the Second World War, culminating in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This page collates recent DW content with the keyword "human rights."
Hina Jilani is a human rights activist and an advocate in Pakistan's Supreme Court. She spoke to DW about the challenges facing Pakistan's new government and civil society as well as the robust women's rights movement in the country.