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European Convention

In your opinion, is the English law of defamation fully compatible with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights?...

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Interim Policy On Prosecuting Assisted Suicide

Keir Starmer QC, the director of public prosecutions, issued an interim policy on prosecuting assisted suicide on 23rd September 2009 which would be finalised later in spring 2010 after public consultation in response to the policy. The policy does not change the law on assisting suicide but it provides the...

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Human Rights Are Rights Inherent

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible (U.N 2010). International human rights movement was...

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The Ratio Decidendi

The ratio decidendi in this case can be summarised as that in a case concerning racially or religiously aggravated offences, to determine whether the words used come under the definition of a racial group, a broad, flexible construction of the definition of a racial group is required. This is due...

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Euthanasia

The progressive development of human rights, together with medical science, establishes a continuous discussion on the question of euthanasia. There are various opinions concerning how euthanasia should be practiced. Each of those opinions is supported by considerable argument, but right now it's difficult to establish whether there are more proponents...

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Multiculturalism Result Of Globalization

An increase in multiculturalism as a result of globalization has led to the demand for alternative dispute resolution that would permit parties to move their disputes from the government courts into the domain of religious or customary sources of law and authority. The current controversy in the United Kingdom, with...

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W100 Rules Right And Justice

Using examples of the law on privacy and family discipline, consider how the law in the United Kingdom has to find a balance between competing human rights....

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Merciful And Acceptable Death

Since ancient times, many people have contemplated the idea of a merciful and acceptable death. However, individual choice in dying has become a widespread social issue and legal concern. As technology advances, the medicines have enabled doctors to keep patients alive for longer periods of time. Many terminally ill people...

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The Issue Of Minorities Within Europe

The issue of minorities within Europe has gained increasing importance over the last century. After the atrocities witnessed during the Second World War, the protection of human rights was considered paramount. The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to safeguard these rights internationally. To further cement human...

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Reservations To Human Rights Treaties

An ongoing debate in international human rights law concerns the universality of human rights treaties versus their integrity. The use of reservations and unilateral declarations by states, while apparently encouraging the universality of human rights treaties, has also created 'a feeling of unease' among human rights activists and jurists considering...

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Human Rights And Anti Discrimination Law

The question of whether or not Australia should have a bill or charter of rights is both a highly controversial and heatedly debatable topic. There are many arguments for and against such a charter and both sides have their advantages and disadvantages but there is apparent evidence that there have...

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El Concepto De Lo Politico

El objeto de crítica de CARL SCHMITT son el optimismo antropológico y sus consecuencias políticas, el liberalismo y el anarquismo. Sus ideas fundamentales pueden resumirse así:...

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Human Rights

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible (U.N 2010). International human rights movement...

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Analysis Of Euthanasia Law

Progressive development of human rights together with medical science brings continuously discussible question of euthanasia. There are various opinions how euthanasia should be practice. Each of those opinions is supported by considerable arguments but right now it's hard to say if there are more followers or opponents and to choose...

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Doctrine Of Humanitarian Intervention

In our era, the outbreak of a human catastrophe within territorial jurisdictions of a country has become a very common occurring. There are glaring examples of the order of ethnic cleansing of Yugoslavia or the war between Iraq and Kuwait. There have been seen to be gross human rights violation...

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Legal Framework Group

This case is a clash between Contract Law and Human Ethics. Because the case states that a contract was signed Contract Law applies....

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Inheritance By Women

Introduction The difference between the succession of property between the oriental and western worlds can be aptly summed up in the following phrase- “ Individual property is the rule in the West; corporate property is the rule in the East.” The ownership of property in the West is based on...

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Speech And Expression

The international instruments of human rights have adopted the word ‘expression' for the right to freedom of expression and they have chosen it in preference to ‘speech'. Therefore, it is necessary to explain the meaning of speech and expression and why the word ‘expression' has been choosen for this purpose....

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Harry And Wendy

Section 27(1) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 provides:...

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The Grounds Of Refugee Protection

The research problem mainly revolves around the refugee law mechanisms adopted by India and United States of America. The research mainly focuses upon how these mechanisms are in compliance with the international standards set up in various conventions and to what extent are they being enforced and practiced in the...

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University Of Sydney Faculty Of Law

Sir Ninian Stephen, a former Justice of the High Court, Governor-General and international jurist, mentioned in his 1999 Annual Lawyer's Lecture for the St James Ethics in Sydney that, 'Maintaining the rule of law is the true basis of a democratic society. Without it democracy is a misleading and empty...

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Hfea And The Human Rights Act

During the course of judicial discussions on the scope and meaning of Ms Evans right to become a parent, the courts focused its attention on her right and its relationship to other rights and interests. More fundamentally it focused on the role of courts in dealing with these questions as,...

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Disability

This article is meant to shed light into the meaning of disability as it is envisaged by the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter the Convention/UN CRPD).[1] It briefly addresses the extent to which national legislations in countries across Europe are in compliance with the...

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Human Rights Convention

In considering whether Geoff Daniels and/or ProD can use the Human Rights Act 1998 to challenge the decision of the Chief Constable of Collingwood District Police, it is essential to consider the Act in its entirety, in conjunction with the relevant conventions and statutes involved in the scenario. It...

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Case Of Holley

The case of Holley was heard by the Privy Council in June 2005 after the Attorney General for Jersey appealed against the decision of the Court of Appeal of Jersey. The facts of this case are as such; the defendant, Holley, and his girlfriend were both chronic alcoholics and had...

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Sexual Harrassment Leads To Discrimination And Loss In Wages Human Rights Law Essay

In recent years the topic of sexual harassment has become one of the most talked about in the press. Sexual harassment is a topical problem for many women, it not only leads to discrimination in labor, loss in wages, low productivity and stress, but also influences the general atmosphere of...

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Constitutional Reform Act 2005

Prior to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, the role of the Lord Chancellor is rather controversial in the sense that his responsibilities were in conflict with the doctrine of separation of powers. This doctrine states that the power of the state has to be divided between the three organs, namely...

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Crimes Against Humanity

1. For the purpose of this Statute, "crime against humanity" means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:...

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Geneva Convention 1979

The International Criminal Court has been empowered to try cases involving the commission of War Crimes and Crimes against humanity by virtue of Article 5 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. It is well settled that to constitute a War crime within the meaning of the ICC...

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Women Constitute

"Women constitute half the world's population, perform nearly two-thirds of its hours, receive one-tenth of the world's income and less than one hundredth of the property."...

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Affirmative Action

In society, there exist different social groups which are characterized by many features among them race. These different social groupings are characterized by the existence of imbalance in opportunity available to them; this status quo necessitated the creation of special programs for the disadvantaged groups. Affirmative Action consists of a...

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Anti Discrimination Legislation

The original position of law in the UK was that employers reserved the right to reject job applicants, refuse to promote workers, and dismiss them for any reason whatsoever including discriminatory ones, without redress. By the middle of the twentieth century some of the discriminatory laws against women had been...

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Employee Discrimination And Retaliation

Burlington Northern and Sante Fe Railway Company v. Sheila White case...

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Education In Topeka Schools

Throughout the early 1950s, racial segregation in public schools was standard across the United States. Despite the given that all schools were expected to be equal, many of the black schools were far more inferior to those that were white. Segregation of white and black children in public schools disallowed...

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