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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights: General


  • see also Civil Liberties and Civil Rights: Gender
  • see also Civil Liberties and Civil Rights: Indigenous Peoples
  • see also Civil Liberties and Civil Rights: Religion and Government
  • collection of human rights law material compiled by the Victoria Law Foundation
  • civil rights laws and related material compiled by the Legal Information Institute (Cornell)
  • human rights document collection compiled by the University of Minnesota
  • human rights documents compiled by Human Rights Watch
  • treaties and related material compiled by the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
  • Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (U.S., 1995) (affirmative action programs strictly scrutinised)
  • Alabama Constitution of 1875, article I (Declaration of Rights)
  • Alabama Constitution of 1868, article I (Declaration of Rights)
  • Alabama Constitution of 1865, article I (Declaration of Rights)
  • Alabama Constitution of 1861, article I (Declaration of Rights)
  • Alabama Constitution of 1819, article I (Declaration of Rights)
  • Albania Constitution, article 4 (Human Rights, Minorities)
  • Arkansas Constitution, article II (Declaration of Rights)
  • Austria Basic Law on the General Rights of Nationals (1867)
  • Austria Law on Personal Freedom (1862)
  • Austria Law on the Right of the Home (1862)
  • Austria Resolution of October 30, 1918 (censorship, press, assembly, and association)
  • Belarus Constitution, section II (The Individual, Society, and the State)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Peace Agreement, annex 6 (Agreement on Human Rights)
  • Brazil Contitution, title II (rights and Fundamental guarantees) (in Portuguese)
  • British Bill of Rights
  • Brown v. Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294 (1955) (racial segregation of public schools)
  • Bulgaria Constitution, chapter 1 (Fundamental Principles)
  • Bulgaria Constitution, chapter 2 (Fundamental Rights and Obligations of Citizens)
  • California Civil Rights Initiative (1996)
  • California Proposition 209 (discrimination by State and other public entities)
  • Canada Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Canada Equality Rights Law material (compiled by Deborah McIntosh)
  • Canada House of Commons Comm. on Human Rights & the Status of Persons with Disabilities documents (in English & French)
  • Canada Human Rights Commission publications (in English and French)
  • Canada obscenity law material (compiled by Deborah McIntosh)
  • Canadian Multiculturalism Act
  • Chechnya Constitution, section 2 (Rights, Freedom, and Responsibility of the Citizens)
  • China Declaration of Human Rights (proposed)
  • China (Peoples Republic of) Constitution, chapter 2 (Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens)
  • Cohens v. Virginia (U.S., 1821) (right of individuals to sue states in Federal court)
  • Congo Constitution, title II (Fundamental Rights and Liberties)
  • declarations of rights from the constitutions of the states of the United States and other sources
  • Delaware Attorney General Opinion 95-IB29 (Human Relations Commission awards)
  • Delaware Constitution article I (Bill of Rights)
  • Denmark Constitution, part VIII (Individual Rights)
  • Eclipse Enterprises, Inc. v. Gulotta (E.D.N.Y., 1995) ("True Crime" trading cards as free speech)
  • Egypt Constitution, part 3 (Public Freedoms, Rights and Duties)
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Eritrea Constitution, chapter III (Fundamental Rights, Freedoms, and Duties)
  • Estonia Constitution, chapter II (Fundamental Rights, Liberties, and Duties)
  • Finland Constitution, part II (General Rights and Legal Protection of Finish Citizens)
  • Georgia Constitution article I (Bill of Rights)
  • Germany, Basic Law of the Federal Republic of, chapter I (Basic Rights)
  • Hong Kong, Basic Law of, chapter 3 (Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Residents)
  • Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance 1991
  • Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston (U.S., 1995) (free speech & parade participation)
  • Iraq Interim Constitution, Chapter III (Fundamental Rights and Duties)
  • Ireland Constitution, articles 40-44 (Fundamental Rights)
  • Japan Constitution, chapter III (Rights and Duties of the People)
  • Kentucky Administrative Regulations, title 104 (Commission on Human Rights)
  • Kentucky Bill of Rights
  • Kentucky Revised Statutes, chapter 19 (Human Rights Commission)
  • Korea (Republic) Constitution, chapter II (Rights and Duties of the Citizens)
  • Kuwait Constitution, part III (Public Rights and Duties)
  • Latin American human rights constitutional provisions (in Spanish)
  • Latvia Declaration of Accession to International Instruments Relating to Human Rights
  • Lebron v. National Railroad Passenger Corp. (U.S., 1995) (constitutional responsibilities of government corporations)
  • Lithuania Constitution, chapter 2 (The Individual and the State)
  • Luxembourg Constitution, chapter II (Luxembourgers and Their Rights)
  • Madagascar Constitution, title II (Liberties, Rights, Duties)
  • Maine Constitution, Article I (Declaration of Rights)
  • Malta Constitution, chapter IV (Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual)
  • Manning v. Hill, [1995] 2 S.C.R. 1130 (Can.) (defamation vs. free speech)
  • Maryland anti-discrimination laws (summaries)
  • Maryland Declaration of Rights
  • Maryland Toleration Act (1649)
  • Moldova Constitution, title II (Fundamental Rights, Freedoms and Duties)
  • Mongolia Constitution, chapter 2 (Human Rights and Freedoms)
  • Namibia Constitution, chapter III (Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms)
  • Namibia Constitution, article 131 (Entrenchment of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms)
  • Nepal Constitution, part 3 (Fundamental Rights)
  • New Brunswick Human Rights Commission publications (in English and French)
  • New Hampshire Bill of Rights
  • New Jersey Code, title 10 (civil rights)
  • New Jersey Constitution, article I (Rights and Priviledges)
  • New York Civil Rights Law
  • New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
  • Oceana Publications civil rights books (brief summaries)
  • Oman Constitution, part 3 (Public Rights and Duties)
  • Philippines Constitution, article III (Bill of Rights)
  • Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856) (Dred Scott decision - rights of escaped slaves)
  • Spain Constitution, title I (fundamental laws and rights) (in Spanish)
  • State v. Guenzel (N.H., 1996) (civil sanctions and double jeapordy)
  • Strathclyde Regional Council v. Zafar (H.L., 1997) (presumption of racial descrimination)
  • Supreme Court abortion decisions
  • Supreme Court civil rights decisions
  • Supreme Court freedom of speech decisions
  • Supreme Court freedom of the press decisions
  • Syria Constitution, part 4 (Freedom, Rights, Duties)
  • Treaty of Saint-Germain, part III, section V (protection of minorities)
  • Tunisia Constitution, article 6 (Equality)
  • Tunisia Constitution, article 12 (Presumption of Innocence)
  • Turkey Constitution, part 2 (Fundamental Rights and Duties)
  • U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1993 (proposed)
  • Veronia School District 47J v. Acton (U.S., 1995) (privacy)
  • Washington Administrative Code, title 34 (Commission on Asian-American Affairs)
  • Yugoslavia Constitution, section II (Freedoms, Rights, and Duties of Mand and the Citizen)
  • civil rights law memos (compiled by Law Journal Extra!)
  • American Bar Association Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section material
  • American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly material
  • American Bar Association Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Legal Profession material
  • American Civil Liberties Union material (WWW)
  • "Constitutional Status of Sexual Orientation: Homosexuality as a Suspect Classification" Harvard Law Review
  • "Culture, Information, and Screening Discrimination" by B. Cornell & I. Welch (abstract)
  • East European Constitutionalism Review
  • "Free Speech and Privacy in the Information Age" by Mr. Justice John Sopinka (Canada)
  • "Free Speech Online" compiled by Magellan (McKinley Group)
  • "Freeing the 1st Amendment: Critical Prespectives on Freedom of Expression" by David Allen & Robert Jensen (review of)
  • "Hate-Motivated Violence" by Glenn A. Gilmour (in English and French)
  • "High Court of Australia and Individual Rights" by Desmond Lane
  • homosexuality and the law (compiled by Queer Resources Directory)
  • human rights material compiled by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkey
  • "Human Rights and the External Relations of the European Community: An Analysis of Doctrine and Practice" Barbara Brandtner and Allan Rosas
  • "Human Rights Brief" law journal
  • "Islamic Republic of Iran: Myth vs. Reality" Embassy of Iran in Canada
  • "Kingfish & the Constitution: Huey Long, the 1st Amend. & the Emergence of Modern Press Freedom" by R. Cortner (review)
  • "Labor Abstracts" (vol. 1, no. 4)
  • Law Journal Extra! civil rights material
  • National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law
  • "Natural Law and Natural Rights" by James A. Donald
  • "Post-Soviet Media Law & Policy Newsletter"
  • "Privacy Rights and State Spying in the Civil Rights Era: The Sovereignty Commission Archive Suit" Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union
  • "Why Human Rights Matter for Everyone" by Sir Ronald Wilson
  • W3 Lawyer civil rights law material
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