Human rights are fundamental rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, equally, from birth to death. They are guaranteed, no matter where a person comes from, what they believe in or how they choose to live their life. They can never be taken away, and are based on common values such as dignity, impartiality, fairness, equality, respect and independence.
These rights are guaranteed by numerous national and international instruments. Fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as the rule of law are fundamental values of the constitutional order of the Republic of Macedonia. As the highest legal act of the state, the Constitution defines a list of freedoms and rights, and with the ratified international agreements as part of the internal legal order, the possibility is given for the inclusion of additional freedoms and rights that are not provided in the Constitution.