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individual rights

noun authority, authorization, basic rights, civil rights, constitutional rights, fundamental rights, inalienable rights, just claims, justification, legal power, power, privilege, right, sanction, vested interest
Associated concepts: freedom, individualism, Libertarianism
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Barletta has met with our leadership, addressed our group, and shown through deed that he is committed to the Constitutional values of individual rights, limited government and fiscal responsibility.
And our rights our individual rights should never be subordinate to the rights of corporations.
Thirdly, she argues that the focus of attention in the field of minority rights protection should shift from drawing fixed boundaries to conflict resolution and interaction management--conflict and interaction between group rights and individual rights, between short-term aims and long-term goals, and between ethno-cultural justice, social unity and geopolitical security.
Speaking after a committee session, Mappourides said "every politician in the country says 'Je suis Charlie' [a phrase expressing solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre] but will not accept the restriction of individual rights like the United States did after September 11".
Trinko ignores the rational alternative: a government that protects individual rights across the board.
THE roots of our individual rights and freedoms are founded in Christianity.
Highlighting the importance of advancing human rights in Bahrain and the wider region, the Kingdom affirmed its commitment to accelerating programmes that will continue to improve individual rights and justice.
Stevens' five other prescriptions -- on the Constitution's Supremacy cause, gerrymandering, campaign finance, sovereign immunity and the death penalty -- share the overall theme of concentrating more power in federal hands at the expense of state and individual rights.
This is why only liberal democracies strike the right balance between a legitimately elected, democratic government and individual rights and liberties.
We have begun to confuse individual rights with the rights of humanity.
of Helsinki, Finland) reconstructs the theory of individual rights set forth by Summenhart (1465-1502) in his massive Septipertitum opus de contractibus pro foro conscientie atque theologico.
The attorney handing the case wrote a letter to the city's Board of Supervisors that derided their stance as "ironic" since San Francisco "has historically embraced and zealously defended the concepts of freedom and individual rights, no matter how controversial" but refuses to show the same attitude toward the "fundamental civil rights to keep and bear arms.

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