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Functions of Basic Human Rights (Based on German Legal Doctrine)

A.V. Matat

 This paper devotes to the study of the functions of basic rights. The topic of basic rights functions has been explored in detail in German legal literature but there are insufficient scientific works on this topic in Ukrainian literature. In the context of comprehensive human rights studies, the study of the functions of such rights is of relevance.

In the German legal literature, the functions of basic rights have been studied both theoretically and practically. These functions are not viewed from the standpoint of a general approach to understanding human rights but rather from the perspective of basic human rights. These general functions include defense function, benefit and protection functions and equal treatment function.

Consequently, the author analyzes German doctrine and other researches in Ukrainian and foreign countries for a comprehensive review of the functions of basic rights. The paper discusses approaches to the classification of basic human rights functions and reveals the essential characteristics.

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