I won’t be silent about…civil rights

Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals‘ freedom from infringement by governmentssocial organizations, and private individuals. They ensure one’s entitlement to participate in the civil and political life of society and the state without discrimination or repression.

Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples’ physical and mental integritylife, and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as racegendersexual orientationgender identitynational origincoloragepolitical affiliationethnicityreligion, and disability;[1][2][3] and individual rights such as privacy and the freedom of thoughtspeechreligionpressassembly, and movement.

Political rights include natural justice (procedural fairness) in law, such as the rights of the accused, including the right to a fair trialdue process; the right to seek redress or a legal remedy; and rights of participation in civil society and politics such as freedom of association, the right to assemble, the right to petition, the right of self-defense, and the right to vote.

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