Identity as a Legal Concept & Economic Identity


  • Parama Chakraborty Eden Mohila College ; Dhaka University


Advancement of technology, Identification, Personal data, Verification, Socio-economic


Identity is a multifaceted concept with various meanings and interpretations. In a legal context, identity refers to the characteristics and attributes that define an individual or entity, which are recognized and regulated by law. Identity is a crucial legal concept because it determines an individual's rights, privileges, and obligations under the law. Legal identity is created through the process of identification, which involves providing evidence of one's personal attributes, such as name, age, and nationality, to establish legal recognition. Identity documents, such as passports and birth certificates, are essential tools for establishing legal identity, and their issuance and recognition are regulated by national and international legal frameworks. Legal identity is fundamental to access essential services, such as healthcare, education, and financial services. It is also necessary for exercising civil and political rights, such as voting and freedom of movement. Therefore, ensuring universal legal identity is critical for promoting inclusivity and reducing social and economic inequality.


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Author Biography

Parama Chakraborty, Eden Mohila College ; Dhaka University

.A in English language and literature

                                                                   M.A  in English language and literature

                                                                   Eden Mohila College ; Dhaka University



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Chakraborty, P. (2023). Identity as a Legal Concept & Economic Identity . Inverge Journal of Social Sciences, 2(2), 134–145. Retrieved from

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