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Part 4 Future Prospects, Sixteen The Aggregate Interest in Shared Respect and Human Rights: The Harmonization of Public Order and Civic Order

From: Human Rights and World Public Order: The Basic Policies of an International Law of Human Dignity (2nd Edition)

Myres S. McDougal, Harold D. Lasswell, Lung-chu Chen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 August 2021

Right to privacy — Collective rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights

This chapter examines how the aggregate common interest in shared respect and human rights can be meaningfully and realistically postulated and achieved in a mutually supportive harmonization of public order and civic order. It first considers claims relating to comprehensive public order, focusing on basic community policies aimed at securing the flow of applications of human rights prescriptions which best protects the rights of individuals, while simultaneously promoting the aggregate interest, as well as prescriptions that explicitly recognize the need to accommodate particular interests with the aggregate common interest in both ordinary and crisis situations. The chapter goes on to discuss claims relating to civic order (including privacy), along with basic community policies and prescriptions for the protection of public and civic order. Finally, it reflects on the future of human rights in public and civic order.

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