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Part VII Rights, Ch.45 Associative Rights (The Rights to the Freedoms of Petition, Assembly, and Association)

Ulrich K. Preuß

From: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Edited By: Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 August 2020

‘The most natural privilege of man, next to the right of acting for himself, is that of combining his exertions with those of his fellow creatures and of acting in common with them. The right of association therefore appears to me almost as inalienable in its nature as the right of personal liberty’—arguably this statement by Alexis de Tocqueville in ‘Democracy in America’1 is the most concise depiction of the subject of this chapter. Associative rights cover those constitutional guarantees which deal with joint actions of individuals. The focus is on the...
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