Natural Right Law and Legal Definition

Natural rights refer to the rights conferred on all individuals by the natural law. It is the fundamental right found in all civilized nations. All men and women are entitled to such rights, without interference by the state.

An important natural right is a landowner's right to enjoy his/her land in its natural state, and not to have support for it eroded by the activities of his/her neighbor.

First fundamental natural right is the right of life which commences before we are born. This right is protected both by the natural and civil law. The second natural right is to hold and enjoy the fruits of our bodily and mental labor, and this natural right to own the fruits of our labor includes all the honest acquisitions of property. [Hamlin v. Meadville, 6 Neb. 227 (Neb. 1877)].