Definition of Freedom of petition
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Freedom of petition Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
National Standards for Civics and Government
Freedom to present requests to the government without reprisal.
Freedom of petition Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The right to petition government for redress of grievances is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one's government, without fear of punishment or reprisals. The Article 44 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union ensures the right to petition to the European Parliament. The right can be traced back to the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, the Bill of Rights 1689, the Petition of Right (1628), and the Magna Carta (1215).
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