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Questions tagged [human-rights]

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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When a company sues the “U.S.”, who are they really suing?

According to this Wall Street Journal report, Huawei is suing the "U.S.". What does this really mean? Are they suing the entire U.S. government, a branch of the U.S. government, the people of the U....
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Inhumane changing condiions

In the school that I go to, we are occasionally (around 10 times a year) having to suffer inhumane changing conditions. There are 4 average sized groups and half the changing room is covered by desks ...
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Can a Non-EU citizen who worked in a EU country with specific work permit have the right to apply to ECHR for workplace discrimination?

I am a citizen of Turkey, not of the EU. I worked in Ireland with a Critical Skills Employment Permit. I sued my employer for Workplace Discrimination. I decided that the case was not dealt with ...
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Is the proposed Brexit agreement contrary to the Human Rights Act?

Is the proposed Brexit agreement contrary to the Human Rights Act? May's Brexit Deal as it is currently tabled, sees EU laws continue to apply in the UK, enforced by the Commission and Adjudicated by ...
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Can a real-life example be used to describe the difference between common and civil law?

I've done a lot of research into trying to understand the difference between the two systems, but their definitions are so verbose, and without examples it's more challenging. The only thing I was ...
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Non-compliance with international legal instruments: the UDHR vs. the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam/Arab Charter on Human Rights?

The question is about the qualifying of (non-)compliance in context of the duties arising from a treaty-like foundational legal instrument under public international law, the interaction between the ...
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Removal of made public personal information. Privacy laws

There are many websites today which scrape and aggregate data. Are these laws protecting US citizens and/or New York state residents which ensure that, upon request, the information must be removed? ...
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Is growing and consuming plants a “natural right” in the United States?

The Declaration of Independence says: ”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among ...
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How can a country imprison people without violating UDHR article 3?

I am surprised I cannot find any information on this topic on SE Law, as it seems to be an obvious question; when reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I was wondering: The Universal ...
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Have the CDC and NIH ever been sued for lack of attention to African American and Native American mortality?

Have the Center for Disease Control and the National Institute of Health ever been sued for ignoring the low life expectancy of African Americans and Native Americans, or sued to force the agencies to ...
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Regarding the introduction of a controversial idea as a business plan

I have a friend who knows someone who is busy broadening an entire businessplan. He already has a team of people who are willing to help him realise his plan. But it frightens me. The main idea of his ...
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If I law in one of those countries which has banned burkas ,or attempting to do so, can I not wear anything that covers my face? [closed]

If a country which wishes to ban the burka, it obviously cannot do so outright, since that would directly restrict many basic freedoms, such as personal freedom, religious freedom, etc. Since many ...
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What is the fundamental meaning of a right?

I am writing an essay about children's right and somewhere, it is stated that all kids should have the right to primary school, children have the right to good quality health care, and so on. I looked ...
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Government compensation

I am contemplating going to the courts over an issue that has persistent for decades in my area. Cattle rustling has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Samburu North Constituency (...
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Would deinstitutionalising marriage violate the UDHR?

In debates over same sex marriage it is sometimes proposed that marriage be completely deinstitutionalised in favour of state recognised civil unions. This would not be a return to common law ...
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Could one become stateless by first renouncing one's native citizenship, and then having one's naturalization revoked?

This is a follow-up to similar question on Expatriates SE, based on an answer I got there. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration can revoke previously issued naturalizations, if they were based on ...
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Would it be against the law/human rights for the government to monitor all mosques? (UK Law)

I am of the belief that in my country (England) the government needs to start monitoring ALL mosques on at least a biannual basis similair to the way schools are monitored by OFSTED. I believe this ...
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My teacher is requesting private family life details, is this legal?

I live in England. My teacher is requesting private family information as homework. We're studying the play Romeo and Juliet, and she wants us to ask our parents about their dating experiences. I don'...
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Blasphemy in the Context of Freedom of Speech

So my country is currently exhausting herself with a blasphemy case. It makes me wonder because such case in other countries (Western countries in particular) are not considered a crime because it's a ...
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Do government incentives for males to change gender violate human rights laws?

Please note the following: I'm not seeking legal advice (already checked with a lawyer), rather I'd love to hear others thoughts/conclusions For the sake of simplification I am using approximate USD ...
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Were Nazi atrocities legal according the German law of the time?

I have recently had a discussion with a German who claims that Nuremberg trials were entirely based on ex-post-facto laws, and all the atrocities Nazis did were legal according Germany's and ...
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When in consent necessary for touching someone?

When is consent to touch another person necessary and what constitutes consent? This question focuses on intimate, romantic or sexual relationships between two adults. At school they have been pushing ...
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Human Rights Violations

Good day, In the Philippines, there is an organization called the Commission on Human Rights. It came into being in response to many problems during the period when President Marcos declared Martial ...
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On what grounds can a government delegalise the use of specific software and is that compliant with international laws?

As I read in the "Government use" section in the VPN blocking article on Wikipedia. It seems that Iran and China (used to) block access to use VPN software. I'd like to widen the scope of the question ...
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What are the human rights' cultural rights?

Is there a definition for the "cultural rights" protected by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights? Are they listed somewhere? BTW, is there a complete list of all human ...
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Is it legal to rent to members only to members of a religious college?

According to the Civil Rights act, one is not allowed to discriminate based on religion when it comes to housing. What about one who wants to rent only to members of a certain religious institution (...
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Are volunteer organizations considered a social area under the Ontario Human Rights Code?

I was recently denied a volunteer opportunity at a community organization. I feel like I was discriminated against one of the code grounds as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code. However, is ...