Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Qui Jure Suo Utitur Neminem Facit Injuriam Definition:

Latin: he who exercises his legal rights harms no one.

Related Terms: Qui Jussu Judicis Aliquod Fecerit, Non Videtur Dolo Malo Fecisse, Quia Parere Necesse Est

A person may exercise freedom of action as regards his or her property.

Use of my right cannot be taken away from me just because it injures another.

Also stated as neminem laedit qui suo jure utitur, a form preferred by the civil law. Some jurists have stated the maxim as qui jure suo utitur neminem laedit.

It conflicts and usually cedes to the maxim sic utera tuo ut alienam non laedas (use of property must not harm others). Indeed, in international law reigns a seemingly perpetual conflict between one nation's assertion of qui jure suo utitur neminem facit injuriam while neighbouring nations base their complaint on sic utera tuo ut alienam non laedas.

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