Civil Rights Laws

Every individual in the United States of America is afforded basic civil rights.  If those civil rights are violated, an individual has the right to seek justice for those who are in the wrong.  Individuals should be aware of civil rights laws and what they can expect from those laws.

Civil and Political Rights

All individuals have civil and political rights. These include the right to have freedom and to be a part of the democracy while being free of unwarranted government action, repression or interference.

       Natural Justice in Law

These rights obtain to those who have been accused or those who are accusing others.  Everyone has the right to a free trial and due process.  Everyone also has the right to seek legal action against others for crimes that have been committed against them.

       Political Freedom

Individuals have certain freedoms, including but not limited to:

  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Thought
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Freedom of Religion
  • The Right to Assemble
  • The Right to Vote


Individuals should be protected from discrimination, including discrimination based on:

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

There are certain types of economic, social and cultural rights that all individuals have.  These include but are not limited to:

  • The Right to an Adequate Standard of Living
  • The Right to an Education
  • The Right to Health
  • The Right to Housing
  • The Right to Participation in Cultural Life
  • The Right to Water
  • Etc.

Civil rights are not earned.  They automatically protect all individuals from birth.  It’s important that these individuals understand their civil rights as a human, and be prepared to enforce them if need be.

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