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The United Nations defined human rights as those rights which are inherent in our nature, and without which we cannot live as human beings.
Human rights and fundamental freedoms allow us to develop and use our human qualities, intelligence, talents and conscience, and to satisfy our spiritual and other needs.
In the Philippines, the Commission on Human Rights defined human rights as those rights which are supreme, inherent, and inalienable rights to life, dignity, and self-development. The essence of these rights makes man human.