Unfortunately there seems to be no tag for civil rights. Unfortunately I can't create one.

  • Why do you need to create the tag? Is there a question you wish for the tag to be added on? Are there related tags that can be used instead?
    – Zizouz212
    Jul 26, 2016 at 21:46
  • I would like to add a civil-rights tag to my question law.stackexchange.com/questions/11891/foia-for-legal-fees; also, I think civil rights are an important topic, so there should be a tag about it. Jul 26, 2016 at 22:03
  • Meh, that question really doesn't warrant it. If you find that a tag can be added, you could come to chat, we'll be able to add it for you :)
    – Zizouz212
    Jul 26, 2016 at 22:11

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There's already a "rights" tag. The problem with a tag starting with "civil" is we have four other tags with the same first word.

In any case, this request should be joined to the existing unresolved question What's the [rights] tag for?

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    IMO, "civil rights" is a term of art that does not apply to FOIA. It's already annoying enough that we have a distinction between rights and human rights; trifurcating the concept of rights would be cause for head-shaking.
    – user6726
    Jul 27, 2016 at 4:04
  • What I have seen is that if a parent files a human rights suit, that is very different from filing an Office for Civil Rights complaint. (Btw there's an OCR for education, another for health care, another in Agriculture, not sure if there are more.) Jul 27, 2016 at 17:19
  • FOIA is a tag. Civil rights should be, in my opinion, a tag. My Question happens to be related to both, but there could be plenty of other questions that might be related to only one or the other. Jul 27, 2016 at 17:20
  • What is the difference between a right and a civil right? Are you specifically referring to "whatever is in the purview of the OCR of HHS"? That precludes housing, law enforcement, labor, education or employment discrimination.
    – user6726
    Jul 29, 2016 at 5:23

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