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The U.S. Constitutional tradition limits protection of core constitutionally protected freedoms to protections against the government, but many other countries have human rights laws that expressly, or as interpreted, impose upon the state a duty to protect individual rights from intrusions on them by private parties. See, for example, this report from the ...


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This may end up in the realm of political philosophy rather than politics per se, but you're basically talking about the difference between de jure (in the law) and de facto (in reality). There's two things going on here that need to be acknowledged: The government is not infringing the victim's freedom. In that sense they have the freedom of speech, de ...


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