Civil rights are the freedoms and rights that a person may have as a member of a community, state, or nation. Civil rights include freedom of speech, of the press, and of religion. Among others are the right to own property and to receive fair and equal treatment from government, other persons, and private groups. Law protects a personís civil rights and custom, courts of law decide whether a person's civil rights have been
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the right to vote and assures freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly, however, Chinese government controls the newspapers and other forms of communication.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It states that all people are born free and are equal in dignity and rights. Many experts in international law believe that the declaration lacks legal authority, but most agree that it has high moral authority.