civil liberty

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Synonyms for civil liberty

one's freedom to exercise one's rights as guaranteed under the laws of the country

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fundamental individual right protected by law and expressed as immunity from unwarranted governmental interference

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A spokesman for Civil Liberty denied giving money to the BNP.
The proposal is a regressive step for civil liberty in Hong Kong,'' said Yeung Sum, a leader of the Democratic Party, which has been critical of China's plans for Hong Kong.
Conversely, I guess the fact that something is mentioned in the Constitution doesn't necessarily mean that it is a fundamental civil liberty.
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.