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She has the right to know why her husband died; the company should give her that information.

Does she have such right against the the company?

Does such right hold against the company?

Yes, in such cases, the employees' family has the right, against the employers, to be informed of the cause of death.

So, the right is to something, and against someone or some organization. Is that correct?

  • Could you please provide more context? Is this something you made up yourself, or something you read in an (English-language) text? – Andrew Jun 20 at 23:07
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Such forms as:

  • A has a right to XYZ against B.
  • A's rights will hold against B.
  • A has a riht to damages as against B, but not as against C.

are very common in English-language legal writing. This use of "against" implies that A may be involved in a lawsuit against B, and that the specified right(s) will be upheld in the course of such a suit, if it occurs. A right "against B" is a right that will be enforced when B is the opposition.

However the phrase "right against" is also used, although less frequently, to describe a violation of rights.

  • A has a right to be secure against an unreasonable search.
  • B has a right against an invasion of privacy in such a case.

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