Self-Defence and the Right to Life

  title={Self-Defence and the Right to Life},
  author={A. Ashworth},
  journal={Cambridge Law Journal},
  • A. Ashworth
  • Published 1975
  • Political Science
  • Cambridge Law Journal
It is almost a matter of definition that law restricts the freedom of each individual to satisfy his wants and desires in any manner he wishes. The restrictive elements in law may be regarded as justifiable because and in so far as they are necessary to ensure the maximum freedom for each and every individual. Freedom from interference can only be preserved by restricting everyone's freedom to exercise power over others. Perhaps the most fundamental and universal restriction is that placed on… Expand
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