Civil and political rights

Rights to security and civil liberties, political rights, procedural rights
Internationally recognized civil and political rights include guarantees for the protection of life, liberty and security of the person. They forbid discrimination and protect freedoms such as the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly and the freedom of religion. They also guarantee political rights such as the right to vote and to stand for election, as well as procedural rights ensuring  fair trial before the courts.