This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only those who have signed it.
All human beings are born free and entitled to unalienable
rights. Among these are liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Personal
happiness, however, is bound to individual beliefs, dreams and sensitivities
to which no one is called upon to bring judgment or interfere with.
Despite these self-evident truths, individual conduct of life
is in jeopardy in many countries as a result of public or government
intervention and tutelage.
It should therefore be stated by the Parliamentary Assembly
that liberty and happiness consist of individual lifestyle, personal
enjoyment and consumption and as such cannot be assessed, criticised
or undermined by governments or the public.
In this context, the Assembly should examine the various legal
frameworks intended to influence consumers concerning their personal
lifestyles or consumption habits and highlight these frameworks
in a request for a remedy to improve the freedom of consumers in
the Council of Europe Member States.