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to rights

Into correct or proper position, arrangement, condition, or order. (Especially in the phrase "put/set (something) to rights.") I must make sure I put the house to rights before my parents come home this evening. Since being diagnosed with terminal cancer, I've begun setting my will and financial affairs to rights.
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to rights

In a satisfactory or orderly condition: set the place to rights.
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There is nothing idealistic about Dershowitz's approach to rights.
Reichert employs a foundational conception and a deductive approach to rights where one frames the laws or defines the conventions (for example, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), then derives what rights a person has from these and seeks to apply them without question.
When judges look at the principles of why humans have basic rights, I think they'll see that at least some nonhuman animals are entitled to rights for the same reason," Wise said in an interview.
101 It is highly significant that Donnelly uses the term human rights as rights or claims against societies, and yet within the Western discourse I think that we would refer to rights against the state rather than against society.