2022 Georgia Code
Title 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 2 - Persons and Their Rights
§ 1-2-6. Rights of Citizens Generally

Universal Citation: GA Code § 1-2-6 (2022)
  1. The rights of citizens include, without limitation, the following:
    1. The right of personal security;
    2. The right of personal liberty;
    3. The right of private property and the disposition thereof;
    4. The right of the elective franchise;
    5. The right to hold office, unless disqualified by the Constitution and laws of this state;
    6. The right to appeal to the courts;
    7. The right to testify as a witness;
    8. The right to perform any civil function; and
    9. The right to keep and bear arms.
  2. All citizens are entitled to exercise all their rights as citizens, unless specially prohibited by law.

History. Orig. Code 1863, §§ 1585, 1586; Code 1868, §§ 1648, 1649; Code 1873, §§ 1654, 1655; Code 1882, §§ 1654, 1655; Civil Code 1895, §§ 1808, 1809; Civil Code 1910, §§ 2165, 2166; Code 1933, §§ 79-205, 79-206.

Cross references.

Sentencing of defendants guilty of crimes involving bias or prejudice, § 17-10-17 .

Law reviews.

For article, “Disability Constitutional Law,” see 63 Emory L. J. 527 (2014).

For article, “An Essay on Illusion and Reality in the Conflict of Laws,” see 70 Mercer L. Rev. 819 (2019).

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