Definitions for "Individual rights"
Those rights guaranteed to criminal defendants by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (especially sections 7 through 14) facing formal processing by the criminal justice system. The preservation of the rights of criminal defendants is important to society because it is through the exercise of such rights that the values of our culture are most clearly and directly expressed.
Rights possessed by individuals as opposed to those rights claimed by groups.
Freedoms obtained at birth by all individuals by the fact of their existence.
Social boundaries that permit individuals to act to promote their lives without forceful interference by others.