Similarities Between Civil Rights And Civil Liberties

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Thapa 1 Thapa 4 Sanjaya Thapa Sherry Sharifian GOVT 2305 26 September 2017 Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties Civil liberties and civil rights have often been the talk of various jurisdictions over the years. In the attainment of civil rights and liberties, laws and statutory provisions have had to be drafted. In extreme cases, activists have had to go beyond the norm to make sure that these rights and liberties are achieved. According to Stone (2014), civil liberties are affirmative or positive provisions that are guaranteed by governments to their citizens. Some of these civil liberties include the right life, right to privacy or even to education. Civil rights, on the other hand, are specific provisions enshrined in the law and are more specific in protecting the citizens. Some of these rights include the right not to be discriminated based on ethnicity, race or gender among others. Civil rights and liberties are quite similar in that they are both provided for in the law and they seek to protect the citizens and to restore human dignity. They are also similar in that their provisions are more or less similar and may only have minor differences. Civil rights and liberties have been used interchangeably and synonymously for the longest time, there are however differences in these provisions in that civil rights are more of affirmative actions that seek to be enforced by law. On the other hand, civil liberties are inherent as they are very basic rights that are provided for
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