- Hugo Grotius, Privileges, Fundamental Laws and Rights
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- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence (PSC)
- As a result of the political developments in the young and struggling Dutch Republic, Grotius experienced the lack of, and
the need for juridical protection of some basic rights against infringements by the government. The privileges, taken for
fundamental laws, did not provide this protection sufficiently. After he himself had been prosecuted, Grotius falls back on
Holland's division of powers to secure the compliance of these rights.
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