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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Security

Liora Lazarus

Subject(s):
Civil and political rights — Collective rights — Right to security — Individual rights — Fundamental rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The right to security has a variety of manifestations. At the outset, it is important to distinguish the moral, political, theoretical or polemical statements made about the right to security from expressions of the right to security in law. Legally speaking, the right to security has a number of justiciable and non-justiciable iterations ( justiciability ). Some initial categorical distinctions relating to the right to security must be made. 2. The right to security as an individual subjective right may have a wide range of meanings. The range of protective...
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