Human rights are the fundamentals of any given society across the globe. And the United States is one of the most significant patrons of Human rights, both nationally and globally.
Here are some of the fundamental human rights applicable to citizens and residents of the United States of America :
It is the fundamental right of anyone in the United States to be free of discrimination and be treated as equals in society. This broad banner covers equality regardless of race, gender, and disability. Others recently added under this banner are the LGBTQ and intersex community.
- Privacy –
Under the privacy right, the types of privacy offered constitutionally are the privacy of abortion, patients privacy to terminate medical treatment and sexual privacy, etc.
- Free and fair trial –
This section deals with the rights of criminal suspects and other civil cases. Under this, the suspects who cannot afford their attorney can demand council for a free and fair trial. Also, the person arrested must be informed about their rights.
- Right to practice religion –
Every person in the United States has the freedom to practice the religion of their choice, and there is no constitutional binding on the same. With this in mind, schools in the US are allowed to hold prayers before class or allocate silence for prayer.
- Right to Expression –
Freedom of expression, which includes speech, media, and public assembly is a crucial right and has special protection.
- Freedom to travel –
A citizen’s right to travel through public highways and the transit of his properties either by carriage or by automobile is a right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
- Freedom to join associations –
Freedom of association is an individuals’ right to become a part of groups for political action or to pursue common interests of the members of a group.
- The right to revolution –
Dissent is a fundamental right. It permits necessary action to overthrow a government that goes against public interests.
- Right to petition –
The right to request or pretention the government to either do or refrain from doing something. You can write to the politicians and ask them to work for the passage of laws in your favor or change the laws that you do not like.
- The right to enjoy other freedoms –
- Freedom to reside and travel anywhere in our nation
- Freedom to work at the desired job
- Freedom to wed and bring up a family
- Freedom to obtain a cost-free education in good public schools
- Freedom to become a member of a political party, a union, and other legal groups