In this article, we are here with the law topics. So, as the topic suggests, we will focus particularly on the differences between the citizens’ civil liberties and civil rights. Civil rights are basic rights which are enjoyed by every citizen of that country under that provisions few rights provides the citizen with liberty those rights are circumscribed under civil liberties .for ex.- liberty to practice any religion.
Definition of civil rights
Amendments of rights
Definition of civil liberties
|Sr No.||CIVIL RIGHTS||CIVIL LIBERTIES|
Civil Rights are the those laws in the constitution that guarantees an individual to equal treatment and thus protects the individual against discrimination on the basis of gender,caste, creed, religion race , age, etc.
|Civil liberties are the liberties enjoyed by a citizen through basic rights, without any specialty.|
|2||In short, Civil rights thus guarantee equal treatment in case of education, housing, employment, health etc.||Civil liberties covers basic rights of an individual such as –privacy rights, freedom of speech, protection from slavery forced labor, right to have fair trial, right to marry, right to vote, right to life, freedom from torture, right to liberty, freedom of conscience, freedom of assembly, and freedom of expression.|
|3||Civil rights in a way is concerned with how an individual is treated by others.||Civil liberties, on the other hand, refer to actual freedom a person enjoys without any position (or preference on any basis)|
|4||WHAT RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED – is the theme of civil rights.||WHOSE RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED -is the theme of civil liberties.|
|5||Civil rights are definitive in nature.||Civil liberties are protective in nature.|
|6||Civil rights include all types of rights.||Civil liberties are guaranteed through certain (basic) rights (not all rights) to guarantee basic freedom.|