What are civil rights? Civil rights are an essential component of democracy. They're guarantees of equal social opportunities and protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, or other characteristics. Examples are the
|Title||Public Law (PL) and Statute (Stat.)|
|Voting Rights Act of 19651||PL 89–110; 79 Stat. 437|
|Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act)||PL 90–284; 82 Stat. 73|
|Voting Rights Act Amendments of 19701||PL 91–285; 84 Stat. 314|
|Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972||PL 92–261; 86 Stat. 103|
Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.... read more ›
- Freedom of speech.
- Freedom of the press.
- Freedom of assembly.
- Freedom of protest.
- Right against unreasonable search and seizure.
- Right to due process.
- Right to an attorney.
- Right to equal protection under the law.
Examples of civil rights include the right to vote, the right to a fair trial, the right to government services, the right to a public education, and the right to use public facilities.... view details ›
Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal laws enacted by Congress, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Civil rights include protection from unlawful discrimination.... read more ›
- Natural Rights:
- Moral Rights:
- Civil Rights:
- Political Rights:
- Economic Rights:
Though its eleven titles collectively address discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was principally enacted to respond to racial discrimination and segregation.... see more ›
In civil law jurisdictions, abuse of rights (also known as Prohibition of Chicane) is the exercise of a legal right only to cause annoyance, harm, or injury to another. The abuser is liable for the harm caused by their actions.... continue reading ›
A civil rights violation is any offense that occurs as a result or threat of force against a victim by the offender on the basis of being a member of a protected category. For example, a victim who is assaulted due to their race or sexual orientation. Violations can include injuries or even death.... continue reading ›
Civil rights protect every one of us, not just some of us. They insure that each citizen is protected from discrimination under the law. Civil rights laws in the United States make sure that all citizens can enjoy "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" that are promised in the Declaration of Independence.... see details ›
|S/NO||RIGHT OF CITIZENS|
|1||His life and property are protected by the law|
|2||It is a citizen's right to enjoy social services|
|3||It is a citizen's right to freely own property|
|4||It is the right of a citizen to enjoy security and peace in the state.|
|Article 1||Right to Equality|
|Article 9||Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Exile|
|Article 10||Right to Fair Public Hearing|
|Article 11||Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty|
|Article 12||Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence|
This act was signed into law on August 6, 1965, by President Lyndon Johnson. It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting.... view details ›
Though its eleven titles collectively address discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was principally enacted to respond to racial discrimination and segregation.... continue reading ›
Provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as, race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The Act prohibited discrimination in public accommodations and federally funded programs. It also strengthened the enforcement of voting rights and the desegregation of schools.... read more ›