Civil Rights Law Online
Civil rights are those merited to every individual through citizenship regardless of race, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. They can include:
- civil liberties
- due process
- equal opportunity
- equal protection of the laws
- freedom from discrimination
In order to understand the violation of Civil Rights, it’s necessary to distinguish between two terms: prejudice and discrimination. Prejudice is a preconceived opinion, whereas discrimination is the unfair treatment of a person or group, based in prejudice. Therefore, one might be prejudiced, but never actually discriminate. It is the right of every individual to have his or her own opinions, but becomes a violation of rights when acted upon.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, follow the steps listed below:
Consider whether or not you have been damaged and if so to what extent.
Gather the evidence that proves discriminatory actions against you.
Be ready to prove that you have been treated differently because of your characteristics which do not affect your performance or suitability.
Contact your lawyer and provide him or her with this information.
statues related to civil rights law
- Jamaica Constitution
- Judicature (civil procedure code)Law
- Perjury Act
- Indictments Act
- Offences Against the Person Act
cases related to civil rights
- regina vs. garnett shand
- owen francis and corporal baker, constable bentley & attorney general
jean locke vs. the attorney general for jamaica
- doris fuller (administratrix estate agana barrett deceased) vs. the attorney general)
- frederick edwards vs. the attorney general for jamaica
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