Once upon a time, rights were only negative rights, i.e. the right to be free from state violence. Today, too often rights are associated with positive rights, i.e. a right that imposes an obligation on someone else.
This is why I have never been in favor of the so-called human rights commissions, especially in their regulatory agency form. They tend to be in the business of creating positive rights instead of vindicating the negative ones. Rather, at best, I would have something similar to the American Section 1983 civil rights claims vindicated in the courts, where, over time, a proper set of judicial precedents are set outlining these rights. Not only would the courts be forced to deal with the issue of civil rights head on (instead of in a judicial review manner), but human rights or civil rights have always been the bread and butter of judges.