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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

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

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?

spaces of the countryside for crowded and hostile living quarters unfit for supporting a peaceful social life. Rather, perpetual warfare between rival gangs and power groups and the criminal outbursts of alienated individuals creates a counterculture of deviance where perverted lifestyles dance their

In: Crime Prevention in the Urban Community

such a union is ipso jure part of that relationship; hence from the moment of the child's birth and by thex very fact of it, there exists between him and his parents a bond amounting to "family life" even if the parents are not then living together.' 10 However, it seems that the positive

In: Families Across Frontiers

loss of eligibility to reside as the spouse of a Japanese national, regardless of whether this may be disruptive or detrimental to one's life. If there are children from the marriage, even though the children can continue to live in Japan because they will have Japanese citizenship, the mother will

In: Families Across Frontiers

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: and

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.)
Authors: , , and

civilizing and historical role of the Islamic Ummah which God made the best nation that has given mankind a universal and well-balanced civilization in which harmony is established between this life and the hereafter and knowledge is com- bined with faith; and the role that this Ummah should play to guide

In: Legislating for Equality

humanitarian gesture'. In the words of the day: Even in the most desperately inhuman and violent situation, one humanita- rian gesture can be the spark that kindles a gleam of hope for a better way of life and eventually ignites the Harne of peace. When you reach out with open arms in a situation otherwise

In: Making the Voice of Humanity Heard