ACLU: Know Your Rights

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS from the ACLU

BROWSE BY ISSUE: To access links for each topic, click here.

 

Stopped by Police

Learn about your rights when stopped by the police, and how to stay safe.

Religious Freedom

Learn more here about your right to express your religion and beliefs.

Students’ Rights

Learn about your rights on campus and what to do if school rules violate those rights.

LGBTQ Rights

Learn about your rights as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Voting Rights

Learn about what voter intimidation looks like, your voting rights, and how to exercise them.

Protesters’ Rights

The First Amendment protects your right to assemble and express your views through protest.

Sex Discrimination

Learn about your right to be protected against sex discrimination.

Prisoners’ Rights

Learn about your right to be protected against discrimination and abuse in prison.

Race, Ethnicity, or National Origin-Based Discrimination

Learn about your right to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or national origin.

Disability Rights

People with disabilities face discrimination, segregation, and exclusion. But federal disability rights laws provide protection.

Immigrants’ Rights

Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution.

SPECIAL ISSUES

Dreamers (DACA)

Understanding your rights under and eligibility for DACA.

100 Mile Border Zone

Here’s what you need to know about your rights at the border.

Enforcement at the Airport

Learn about your rights when encountering law enforcement at the airport.

 

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