- Research/Scholar Paper name – “Human Rights as a Means of Social Change in Establishing Moral Tenets in Society’s Legal Regime with Special Reference to Right to Freedom of Religion”
- Author: Sejal
- Institution: Amity Law School, Noida
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 09/01/2022
Every human being has certain basic rights which he or she inherits by birth, these rights are called Human Rights. But to what extent can these rights be applicable and how can one know about these rights. From ancient times till the present day the society has changed a lot and is still evolving day by day. In this changing scenario, it is very important to understand our human rights and its need.
Our constitution of India is the lengthiest in the world. Some of its articles are based on Human Rights, such as the right to freedom of religion, right to equality, right against exploitation and many more. Human rights act as moral tenets in a society’s legal regime. It is very important to protect and guarantee every human these rights.
In this paper, we will look that what exactly is human rights, why and when it was implemented by the United Nations, what is Article 18 of UDHR. What is the Right to Freedom of religion according to the constitution of India, when was it implemented, what were the conflicts which gave rise to the introduction of secularism in India with reference to some case laws and how Article 18 of human rights is relevant to Right to freedom of religion? We will also come to know that how these human rights along with fundamental rights effects society. At last, we will also see the comparison of human rights as a legal right in jurisprudence.