Learn English – A verb for when some rights are not violated

single-word-requests

Their civil rights are violated. That is not true, their civil rights
are fairly _____ .

They said that, contrary to what your media tells people, in this
country human rights are not violated but ______ .

The verbs I have in mind are to satisfy and to secure. Is any of them idiomatic ? Or any other suggestion? I am looking for a verb to mean not violated when we talk about rights such as human rights, employee's rights, etc.

But don't think of 'rights' only in a strictly legal sense. It can more broadly be taken in the sense of 'entitlement'. For example, consider the following sentence:

It is true that the audience has right to be told the truth by the
news channel. But I am quite sure that this media has _______ (=not
violated) such right on the audience part.

Best Answer

Consider respected.

According to The Free Dictionary, definition #2:

b. To avoid violating

Consequently, your example sentences will be:

Their civil rights are violated. That is not true, their civil rights are fairly respected.

They said that, contrary to what your media tells people, in this country human rights are not violated but respected.