Difference between Rights and Duties

Similar to rights and obligations, duties and obligations form part of the foundation of every functional society. In such a way that, in order for there to be a healthy coexistence between individuals and the correct functioning of institutions, the existence of duties, obligations and rights that help regulate each of these types of coexistence is necessary. In fact, the existence of rights directly implies that of duties. Before the right of one, there is the duty to respect it of another. For example, voting is an example of the relationship between rights and duties. Voting is a right that all citizens have but it is also an obligation that they must fulfill.

Although at first glance they seem (and are) very basic and easy to understand concepts, there may be a bit of confusion about it. This is mainly due to the fact that both words are polysemic, that is, they have more than one meaning, which varies depending on the circumstance in which they are used.

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Definition These are the principles or rules that regulate relationships between people within a society. Of a legal nature, its content and form, as well as its optional features are regulated by law (discipline) and its different legal branches. On the other hand, a duty is an obligation (almost always of an ethical or moral nature). Duties run parallel to rights. There are a few different types of duties (financial, social, legal, etc).

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