Is it ever okay to violate human rights? If so, when would it be acceptable?
Nope! Never okay.
If its a national emergency
What specifically are considered human rights?
Who gives humans rights?
Yes, but it depends which rights we're talking about. Generally, a right imposes an obligation on others.
Freedom of travel, for example, imposes an obligation on me not to keep a person in a certain place against his will. If he is carrying a deadly contagion, though, my holding him would be justified even though he has done nothing wrong.
If a person commits murder they give up their right to life. They used up theirs when they decided to take someone else's right to life.
But would you define this as a violation?
I think so. What would you consider it?
Right to liberty should be taken away, at least temporarily, if you are breaking the rights of others.
One has a right to life, this can be forfeited if a person is an immediate threat to others.
Is this a violation though? It seems somehow different though I'm having trouble articulating it.
Well if everyone has a right to life than it is violated when they are killed. So I would say yes.