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Personality, right of
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1. Concept

Personality rights are understood today as subjective rights resting upon and deriving from the essence of the human person. On the one hand, as human rights, they guarantee the recognition of elementary human needs by the state (Humankind, human being), while on the other, as a general right of personality and in the plural as special rights of personality, they f…

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Klippel, Diethelm, “Personality, right of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025430>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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