Personal Rights Law and Legal Definition

Personal rights refers to the rights which a person has in relation strictly to the duties owed to him by others and the wrongs consequent to the breach or violation of such duties.

The following is an example of a case law referring to personal rights:

Personal rights are not rights of person. Rights of person are physical, and the personal rights are relative and general, and embrace all the rights any person may have and all the wrongs he may suffer. [Duffies v. Duffies, 76 Wis. 374 (Wis. 1890)].