civil liberty


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civil liberty

the right of an individual to certain freedoms of speech and action. Now often mediated through HUMAN RIGHTS law.
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IT consultant Steve Blake, 42, helped set up Civil Liberty to raise money for the party abroad - particularly the USA.
There are guidelines, however, from the civil liberty model to evaluate the patient's right for autonomy in the light of our concerns for patient safety.
I AM astounded that yet again civil liberty groups are bleating about the "abuse" of surveillance methods used to help deter crime on our streets.