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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The Civil Liberty site domain name is registered at Blake's home in Stirling.
The civil liberty model is another model that is used to weigh the rights of the individual against the need to provide protective services when the individual is unable to care for himself or herself.
It would seem obvious that no individual or group can claim possession of an abstract standard of pure civil liberty.