Political Rights Law and Legal Definition

Political rights are the rights exercised in the formation and administration of a government. They are given to citizen by the constitution. These rights give the citizen power to participate directly or indirectly in the administration.

Political rights are the right to political participation. Political participation can take many forms; the most notable form is the right to vote. The right also covers the right to join a political party; the right to stand as a candidate in an election; the right to participate in a demonstration; and freedom of association.