In Socio-Political Philosophy a right is that treatment or benefit which one has a reasonable expectation to.

Rights may be defined naturalistically or socially. In the first case we talk of Natural Rights or rights derived from Natural Law. In more contemporary language we would call this a basic Human Right - what one can reasonably expect in virtue of being human.

The second conception of rights focuses on what is allowed by a particular culture or society. This is a political right or what is granted by a particular political regime.

In Ethical Theory the term ‘right’ is a moral designator used to indicate any action which is consistent with a moral theory and which carries an obligation toward action.