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Author: F. Menghistu

to live is not to live as one wishes. 1 It is not a right to an appropriate standard of living 2 which is recognized in Articles 11 and 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The human right to life per se, it is added, is a civil right and it does not guarantee

In: The Right to Life in International Law
Author: J. Marshall

disabilities could all be seen as within this category. Talking of identity- forming attachments, Raz says: All aspects of one’s identity become a positive force in one’s life only if embraced and accepted as such. Th ey are the sources of meaning in one’s life, and sources of responsibilities: my special

In: Personal Freedom through Human Rights Law?
Author: A. Redelbach

situations. On the other hand, a state can outlaw a terrorist organization because its aim is the destruction of the right to life. According to international regulations, the admissibility of deprivations of life may be motivated if it excludes "arbitrarness", the essence of which is that no one shall

In: The Right to Life in International Law
Author: Matthew Craven

of those governments involved in the creation of the post-war institutional complex of human rights, whose actions may be under- stood either as a startling act of self-denial motivated by lofty ideals,3 or as a cynical act of appeasement that had, as its end, a legitimisation of their subsequent

In: National Perspectives on Housing Rights
Authors: D. Evans and Weber

terms cannot be understood in isolation from each other and, indeed, from the broader context of Article 9. (A) The ‘Visibility’ of Religions and Beliefs in Public Life and in the Public Sphere Whilst the issue of wearing religious symbols in public areas is clearly a contentious issue, it is very

In: Council of Europe Manuals - Human Rights in Culturally Diverse Societies (2 vols.)
Author: Peter W. Edge

such as eternal life or beneficial reincarnation. It can, however, be difficult to divorce the secular characteristics which would flow from being raised in a particular tradition from value judgments about the general merits of that tradition, especially where a range of such characteristics are

In: Legal Responses to Religious Differences
Authors: D. Evans and Weber

the rights and interests at stake and although the state enjoys a generous margin of appreciation in this regard, it is not unfettered. Whilst there may be no common European conception of the role of religion and belief in public life to inform the outcome, a number of key concepts have emerged

In: Council of Europe Manuals - Human Rights in Culturally Diverse Societies (2 vols.)
Author: Carmen Tiburcio

. Additionally, the Court also stressed the fact that he had maintained links with his country of origin of which he was a national and had close relatives living there. 68 The case Mehemi v. France refers to an Algerian national, born in France, where had lived all his life. Mr. Mehemi's parents lived in

In: The Human Rights of Aliens under International and Comparative Law
Author: J. Marshall

constraints of what one regards as morally permissible”;219 as a “capacity . . . to refl ect critically upon . . . preferences, desires, wishes”;220 involving “self-discovery, self-defi nition, and self-direction”,221 and ‘living life from the inside’.222 Taken literally, autonomy means self-legislation or

In: Personal Freedom through Human Rights Law?

making man out of 'the dust of the ground' he 'breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul'. 1 The right to life is an inalienable right. It cannot be alienated, surrendered or transferred to someone else. Nor can it be legally voided by the consent of the individual

In: The Right to Life in International Law