Civil liberties are primarily rights of defence against the state, which only permit encroachment on designated fundamental rights under certain conditions.
Equality rights guarantee a status of legal equality before the law. Unequal treatment by the state is fundamentally excluded and only permissible under certain objectively justified conditions.
Procedural guarantees set out formal and substantive requirements for proceedings before courts and authorities.
Political rights vouch for rights to participate actively in the formation of political will and thus in the production of the will of the state. In this way, the exercise of participation rights (such as the right to vote) legitimizes the exercise of state power.
Social rights vouch for entitlements to social benefits, such as a right to work, housing or social welfare.
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