Comparative Politics

Recognising the human right to a name and the implications for giving and changing personal names

Names serve as important symbolic representations of individual identities and as a crucial tool for state documentation of those who reside within their borders. This analysis considers the extent to which the right to a name is protected under international law and general principles like privacy and freedom of expression.

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