Civil rights are rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts, especially as applied to an individual or a minority group.
According to Human Rights Watch (US Report) across a range of issues the United States moved backward on human rights at home and abroad in 2017.
- Harsh Criminal Sentencing
- Racial Disparities, Drug Policy, and Policing
- Youth in the Criminal Justice System
- Poverty and Criminal Justice
- Rights of Non-Citizens
- Right to Health
- Rights of People with Disabilities
- Women’s and Girls’ Rights
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- National Security
- Freedom of Expression and Assembly
- Foreign Policy
“Trump a Disaster for Human Rights in First Year.” Human Rights Watch, 19 Jan. 2018, www.hrw.org/world-report/2018/country-chapters/united-states#.