Why should we be allowed to have secrets?


Die Menschenrechte

Los Derechos Humanos

Human Rights

Les Droits Humains

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uThe Right to Life uProhibition of Discrimination uThe Right to Food uThe Right to Health uThe Right to Housing uThe Protection of Private Life uThe Right for Freedom of Thought, Believe and Religion uThe Right for Free Education uThe Right for Work uThe Right for Protection of Private Property u The Right for a Fair Trial and Prohibition of Torture uPolitical Rights and Freedom of Expression uThe Rights of Regfugees

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Secrets are a private issue. The mode of organising our private daily lives, the way we live, what we eat , where and with whom we pass our free time, with whom we marry and how we educate our children are also private issues. The right of a private life protects the private sector against illegal interventions of the state such as arbitrary control of persons registered as illegal immigrants as well as the abusive misuse of personal data. The right to married life and family life protects free choice both partners and the creation of our family.

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