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Freedom of the Individual Under Law

A Study on Individual's Duties to the Community and the Limitations on Human Rights and Freedoms Under Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: September 1990
  • Page count: 230
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 89.XIV.5

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The present study should be considered as a contribution to the freedom of the individual under the law. The meaning of the concept 'Freedom under Law' is that whenever there is any conflict between the personal freedom of the individual and any other rights or interests, then the freedom of the individual shall prevail. The concept 'Personal Freedom' means the freedom of every law-abiding individual to think what he will, to express his views freely and to go where he will without let or hindrance from any other individuals. This freedom should be balanced with the recognition of and respect for the rights and freedoms of others. The Law, which protects individuals one against the other, also defends the rights of the individual against the power of the State and the State against the exercise of individualism.