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Difference Between Human and Civil Rights

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Every individual is entitled to certain basic rights, which are either inherent or obtained through the constitution. Human rights and civil rights are the two basic rights that are often debated upon. Both human rights and civil rights have their own features and characteristics.

Human rights are those rights that an individual enjoys because he is human. No government body, group or person can deprive human rights to an individual. Some of the basic human rights are the right to life, education, fair trail, protection from torture and freedom of expression.

Human Rights was conceived soon after the second World War. Human rights was widely accepted after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Civil rights are rights that an individual enjoys by virtue of citizenship. Civil rights have the protection of the constitution. Civil rights protect the individual from discrimination and unjustifiable action by others, government or any organization. Having a philosophical and legal basis, civil rights is an agreement between the nation and the individual.

Civil rights are related to the constitution of each country, whereas human rights are considered a universal right. While human rights are basic rights inherent with birth, civil rights are the creation of society.

While human rights do not change from one country to another, civil rights differ from one nation to another. Civil rights basically depend on the laws of the country. Human rights are universally accepted rights regardless of nationality, religion and ethnicity. On the other hand, civil rights fall within the limits of a country’s law, and pertain to the social, cultural, religious and traditional standards, among other things.

Summary:

1. Human rights are those rights that an individual enjoys because of being human. Civil rights are rights that an individual enjoys by virtue of citizenship.

2. No government body, group or person can deprive human rights to an individual.

3. Civil rights protect the individual from discrimination and unjustifiable action by others, government or any organization.

4. Civil rights is related to the constitution of each country, whereas human rights are considered a universal right.

5. While human rights do not change from one country to another, civil rights differ from one nation to another.

6. Human rights are universally accepted rights regardless of nationality, religion and ethnicity. On the other hand, civil rights fall within the limits of a country’s law, and pertain to the social, cultural, religious and traditional standards, and other aspects.


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5 Comments

  1. In the USA and many parts of the western world, the right to live cannot be considered to be a human right. It is a civil right received at birth. Roe versus Wade clearly defined unborn children to be unpersons that have no civil rights of protection. As abortion is legal, life must be regarded a civil right. Science is clear that life begins at conception. If the right to live were a human right, the unborn child had this right. As it doesn’t, we have to consider it a cicil right only, which is not universal!

  2. I still don’t under stand the difference between cival and human rights.

    • A civil right is a right that you obtain as being part of a country or state. A human right is universal and should be established for everyone simply because they are human.

    • If you still dont understand then damn you must be dumb as hell.!

  3. Please add more information.

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