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18. Human Rights I: Traditional Perspectives 

18. Human Rights I: Traditional Perspectives
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18. Human Rights I: Traditional Perspectives
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Ian Loveland

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10.1093/he/9780198709039.003.0018
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date: 13 November 2019

The organising principle in respect of civil liberties in Britain is that individuals may engage in any activity not prohibited by statute or common law. In addition, neither other individuals nor government officials may interfere with an individual’s legal entitlements unless they can identify a statutory or common law justification for so doing. This chapter discusses the traditional approach taken by Parliament and the courts to the regulation of public protest, the protection of personal privacy, and to certain aspects of freedom of expression

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