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  • Civil rights
  • (sometimes also called legal rights or statutory rights) are rights conveyed by a particular polity, codified into legal statutes by some form of legislature (or unenumerated but implied from enumerated rights), and as such are contingent upon local laws, customs, or beliefs. In contrast to, natural rights In contrast, legal rights are culturally and politically relative.

    At the international and universal level, civil rights as human rights are those defined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

    (See Moral rights, Natural rights or Inalienable rights for contrasting concepts.)

     



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