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For questions about human rights and their protection under law. "Human rights" are those that are broadly recognized as both universal and worthy of respect by law even if not explicitly protected by law.

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Order of oral evidence in claims against the police (England)

It’s well established that a person who pleads unlawful imprisonment does not need to prove that they should have been free. It is for the imprisoning party to justify their act. How, if at all, does ...
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Is it ethical for Victims Advocates to Be Paid By District Attorney Offices [closed]

I recently spent 2.5 years tied up in a case as a sexual assault victim. Since I had been intoxicated at the time I only had the knowledge that this person was over me and with his pants down, I asked ...
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Why doesn't UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission accept complaints from public, when Canadian and provincial Human Rights Commissions do?

The public can complain to the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) on its online complaint form, or Alberta Human Rights Commission, BC Human Rights Tribunal, etc. It is obvious why I am agape ...
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Is there a "human right" concerning the state and forcing citizens to enter contract?

If a state forces a citizen to enter a contract, e.g., become a customer of a company, does that violate some human right och human right like protocol (e.g., ECHR)? Compare with article 20b in UN's ...
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Will I be given chance to research and call my own solicitor/lawyer after being arrested

Say I am arrested tomorrow for a serious criminal offense which I did not commit. It would be a complete surprise to me, and being an ordinary person I don't have any relationships or knowledge of ...
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What is the basis of the 'Genocide' complicity lawsuit against Scholz in Germany?

Al Jazeera has covered a legal action initiated in Germany, where attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Chancellor Scholz, accusing him of being complicit in what they term the 'genocide' in Gaza: ...
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Are countries in violation of the ICJ ruling by "squeezing... aid" to UNRWA?

According to this Channel 4 report on Youtube (starting at around 1:30), the former UNRWA spokesperson says: it's a violation of the ruling by the ICJ which says nobody should squeeze international ...
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Do armed residents engaging in self-defense count as civilians during armed conflict?

Resident T does not hold any official position in an armed group An Army or a militia from a foreign country not recognized by T's country, enters T's neighborhood. T attempts to defend his ...
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What status does the the UDHR have in American law? [duplicate]

Does it have any legal significance in the United States? Or was it more of a non-binding feel good type of thing?
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What does the ECHR actually require of signatories?

Whereas the EU requires that member states surrender some degree of their sovereignty to Brussels as a condition of membership, the European Convention On Human Rights (ECHR) requires states to adopt ...
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What is the legality of police wielding obscurantist legal sophistry against the public?

Alice is at a protest and gets into an altercation with another group. She shouts various lawful slogans towards them, and they report her to the police who arrive, seeking to “deescalate” the ...
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Is Facebook a monopoly?

I feel that Facebook is too powerful for various reasons. I would like to know if there are any laws which could be applied to claim they have an illegal level of power or infringement on human and ...
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Does a judge have discretion in their verdict when it seems beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is factually guilty of the charged offences?

I once observed a trial of some disruptive protestors at magistrates where the magistrate read her verdict/ruling out along with all of her reasoning used to reach it. Her deliberations appeared to ...
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What offences invoke the enhanced pre-trial detention period for “terrorism offences“?

In England it seems that pre charge detention is allowed for up to 72 hours typically, 96 hours for more serious offences, and 28 days for “terrorism,” but what offences fall under “terrorism” for ...
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Can my landlord add additional fees for items listed as included in my rent?

I live in Virginia,USA and I have been in my apartment for 3 years and each year when I sign my lease for renewal it states that my washer and dryer fees are included in my rent if applicable. The ...
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What services is it a war crime to cut off or eliminate access to?

Many news sources say cutting off a region from water, intentionally is a war crime. This is rooted in proclimations like the INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC), In essence, water is a ...
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Can the school force me to log into my social media accounts?

I live in the UK and go to a public school. Sometimes the school will force students to log into the social media account because there might be some cyberbullying. Is this legal if they have a reason?...
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Is it legal for me to ask people who are applying to work for me if they were in a sorority in college and not hire them if they were? [closed]

Long story short, I have issues with sorority girls dating back to when I was younger that I don't really want to elaborate on here. I have little to no problem with fraternity brothers, and so I ...
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Can civil action be taken against private people for breaching, or impeding/obstructing, or chilling the exercise of one’s human rights?

Can civil action be taken against private people for breaching, or impeding/obstructing, or chilling the exercise of one’s human rights? Alice assaulted Bob at a demonstration by grabbing his placards ...
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Do people possess the "right to live"?

Regardless of what country of law is in question, is there an inalienable right to live, like Thomas Jefferson effectively said in the US Declaration of Independence? Consider that some force ...
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Does a person have a right to a bench trial?

There is the famous right to be tried by a jury of your peers, but do you also have the right to a bench trial, if you prefer?
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Identifying people protected by estate rights

When a person writes an article or book about a living person, the author has to deal with issues like publicity rights, rights to privacy, moral rights, and defamation. If I'm not mistaken, these ...
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ABRA Powers violative of human rights act

Parliament tomorrow passes the Arbitrary Bullocks Removal Act 2023, entitling (but crucially not obliging; in other words, bestowing a power though not a duty) the minister of Justice to arbitrarily ...
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What is the story with declarations of incompatibility and the otherwise ostensible binding Ness of the human rights act?

My understanding was always the governments couldn’t actact contrarily to HRA rights. On the other hand there is this regime of judicial so called “declarations of incompatibility” which are albeit ...
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Legal challenges against age-restricted housing

It’s fairly common when looking for real estate to see “adults only,” “seniors only,” or “55+” restrictions for strata/condominium properties. I would expect this to be a cut and dried case of ...
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How to accomplish a court hearing after arrest without being stuck in prison cell for more than 4 years like Assange? [closed]

TLDR / UPDATE / SUMMARY: Police: I'm arresting you. Me: You are breaking the law, what I do is minor. Police: No, I'm arresting you, what you do is more than minor. Arrested. Now the question is: ...
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What laws define resident and employee rights and protections on federal land, esp. administered by the National Park Service?

How do you look up which laws apply to people who live, work, operate businesses, etc., on a particular parcel of U.S. federal land, especially on land administered by the National Park Service? How ...
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How to get official confirmation if anyone has filled a police complaint against me or not

My wife has alleged that she made a police complaint against me in Germany for a false domestic violence case. Is there a way to find out if any complaint has truly been filed against me or not if I ...
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Is free willing protected rights? What if Artificial Intelligence agent have self conscious, is it protected from human editing its willing? [closed]

Say it is now some years later, we have created an artificial intelligence (AI) agent with self conscious and capable of thinking in a loop of thought under bounded rationality just like humans do... ...
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Is there any legal avenue for declaration of residence in Denmark with the right to not have a home?

This website (https://international.kk.dk/cpr-number) clearly states a condition for officially becoming a resident in Denmark and getting a CPR number is that you have an actual residence, a place to ...
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Musical video production [closed]

I paid a video man to film a lady dancer and myself in a hotel dancing to my new music to be released. I wrote the lyrics, composed, recorded and sang it myself. He signed a contract with the hotel ...
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Are there or can there be human rights to have access to AI? [closed]

While I am doing math, computer science or programming, I am greatly benefiting from the use of GPT4 (ChatGPT4) and I don't want that some governmental agency removes access to GPT. I have not had the ...
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What are the “protocols” to the ECHR?

The European convention of human rights has “protocols” to it. What essentially are these?
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Does property include money in the sense of ECHR right of peaceful enjoyment?

ECHR protocol 1 article 1 protects the right to peacefully enjoy one’s property. Does this include money? For example if one has frozen, seized or confiscated by fines, would this be Applicable as ...
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Does protocol 1 article 1 (peaceful enjoyment) cover charging of rent for another to occupy property?

Does the right to peacefully enjoy one’s (residential/real) property [and possessions…] in the ECHR guarantee/protect the right to let it out to others for them to inhabit in exchange for rent? In ...
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Are there any EU countries in which it is not allowed as a matter of course to own (and let out) unlimited residential properties? [closed]

Underlying this question I would like to know if there is anything in the ECHR for example that inherently proscribes a country stigmatising to any degree the ownership of properties (perhaps beyond a ...
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What are the Statute of Limitations for New York City and State Human Rights Laws?

I am looking for some clarification on the Statute of Limitations for both the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. Under Section 297 of the New York State Human ...
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Rights of remand prisoner in India to visit ailing sick mother [closed]

A remand prisoner in India having criminal cases in multiple states. In remand for over 8 years. The prisoner's mother is very sick with various health issues and wanted to spend few days with mother ...
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Is Uruguay violating humans rights by not conceding the right to nationality?

Myanmar and Uruguay are currently the only countries in the world that deny immigrants any path to naturalization. Uruguayan legal citizenship has special characteristics. A person who acquires it ...
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Do all legal persons have human rights?

For example, a corporate legal person can be proceeded against with criminal charges. Instinctively, one would be inclined to apply such "human" rights as that to a fair trial in protecting ...
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What is the appropriate court for an action relating to a breach of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA)?

See Why must claims against the police for human rights act breaches be brought within 1 year? If a public body acts contrary to one’s convention rights, what is the appropriate court in which to take ...
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What was the most direct predecessor to Human Rights Act 1998?

HRA is said to be "constitutional." Which is slightly peculiar, as "constitutional" acts often precede the majority of a republic's other active statutes, and come reasonably early ...
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What type of human being can help? Which one specifically? [closed]

I have with me more than 1500 documents associated with abduction and human trafficking as well as probate fraud and political corruption associated with the district attorney's Office in Orange ...
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What is the definition of "Race" used in ICERD?

It seems like it's not defined in the convention (International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination). But does race only mean colour in the convention?
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International standards on prisoners' right to vote

Are there any international standards or declarations/conventions on prisoners' right to vote?
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ICCPR article 26 "birth or other status"

What does birth or other status mean in Article 26 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights? Does it have the same connotation as "political or other opinion" in that the ...
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How is the 'right to life' reconciled with the legal authority of military officers? (to issue orders that will cause deaths)

I'm not familiar with the academic or practical debates for this topic so I would like to ask it here. The closest related was this decision of the German supreme court regarding plane shootdowns: ...
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What is the legal status of New Zealand's tobacco legislation vis-a-vis the Human Rights Act of 1993?

The government of New Zealand recently passed a law aimed at eliminating tobacco usage. Rather than prohibiting the purchase of tobacco products altogether, the law instead prohibits their purchase by ...
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If you know someone is committing infant abuse, do you also commit a crime if you choose not to report it?

What are a person's legal responsibilities if they believe that someone is currently committing infant abuse, but are not certain that they are doing so. For example, they might learn this from ...
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How speedy must a trial be to for the purposes of article 6, ECHR?

Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights requires criminal trials to be fair and speedy. What is the time threshold for a trial to transpire is for it to be deemed "speedy" or ...
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