A British man who spurns clothes has lost a legal bid to have public nudity declared a human right.

The European Court of Human Rights says Stephen Gough's rights were not violated by repeated arrests and convictions for being naked in public.

The court ruled Tuesday that Gough's legal woes were the result of conduct that "goes against the standards of accepted public behavior" and could be "alarming and morally and otherwise offensive" to others.

Gough, a former marine nicknamed the "Naked Rambler," has twice walked the length of Britain, with frequent interruptions for arrests, court appearances and jail time. He has served multiple sentences for appearing nude in places, including courts and an airplane.

Gough called the judgment a disappointment but added: "I have no choice but to continue."