Irish and American Individual Rights Essay by JVCowboyUp

Irish and American Individual Rights
Examines some of the protections of individual liberties in Ireland and the United States.
# 57945 | 1,014 words | 4 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper compares and contrasts selections on individual rights relating to the family, private property, and religion from the Irish Constitution and considers the question of whether the Constitution of Ireland or that of the United States does a better job in protecting the rights of individuals.

From the Paper:

"Article 41 of the Irish Constitution considers issues relating to the family. This, in and of itself, is remarkable as there is no comparable clause in the U.S. Constitution. Ireland goes so far as to recognize "the Family as the natural, primary and fundamental unit group of society . . . possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law." Furthermore, the Irish Constitution extends special protections to women, in particular, women who are with child to insure that they are properly cared for. Although the U.S. Constitution certainly grants some protection to women, it is rather vague and subject to great interpretation. The wording of the Irish Constitution leaves little room for doubt as to the rights of women."

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