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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Privacy, Right to, International Protection

Ineta Ziemele

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Right to privacy

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The right to privacy encapsulates ‘the core of the liberal concept of freedom’ (Nowak 377). ‘Standing at the centre of the liberal notion of freedom…is the human being as autonomous subject, ie, the individual alone, who is absolutely sovereign over himself or herself and all of his or her actions that do not interfere with others’ (ibid). The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Malone v United Kingdom explained that privacy first of all encompasses the right to be ‘left alone’ (Malone v United Kingdom [Concurring Opinion of Judge Pettiti] [ECtHR] Series A...
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