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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Would continuing asking one to provide rationale violate freedom of thought?

From the psychological aspect, there are many people with implicit attitude, prejudice, cognitive distortion, etc. The common factor is that they are unwilling to consider the possibility that their ...
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Is it legal to purposefully contract COVID-19?

I may have a number of reasons for wanting to intentionally expose myself to the coronavirus. (Examples: I feel more capable of surviving it while I am younger. It reduces my ability to carry and ...
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Does the First Amendment permit the Ohio governor to ban indoor sporting events? [duplicate]

The Ohio governor recently banned sporting events (although several more recent articles are now referring to this as a recommendation rather than an outright ban). However, the First Amendment ...
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Is it just to forcibly isolate an infected person when medical resources are deficient?

The background is the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. Many infected people have been isolated to prevent the spread of the virus. However, medical resources are highly deficient in serious ...
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Has the selective draft been tested constitutionally and how has it been defended as being fair gender discrimination?

This question is related to this one. What is the history of the selective draft and how has it's constitutionality been tested and defended? It is not as if women cannot be drafted, it is the case ...
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Which constitutions adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

I read on Wikipedia: Even though it is not legally binding, the Declaration has been adopted in or has influenced most national constitutions since 1948. So, which constitutions adopt the ...
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Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) is unsecular? (currently trending in india)

India considers themself a secular nation. It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to Indian citizenship for members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian ...
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Who is supposed to teach the law to the citizens?

As I understand, in general, not knowing the law does not excuse violating it. That should apply to most if not all jurisdictions in most cases with very few exceptions. From personal experience, ...
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What legal recourse do we have against Clearview AI's collection of our personal data and terrifying privacy policy?

TL;DR: how do we get the data this company collected on us without also giving them our government-issued IDs that they could potentially keep and tie to our "profiles"? A week ago (January 25th), ...
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Was Scott Lively right to seek an appeal in his case?

As he explains it: https://www.scottlively.net/2018/10/31/great-spiritual-victories/ The cornerstone of the baseless and frivolous lawsuit was the claim that SMUG leader David Kato’s gruesome ...
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Is it legal to film and record in public areas in Sweden?

The title says it all: Is it legal to film and record anything in public areas in Sweden (e.g. using a mobile phone)? Starting from roads/trees/object to people and especially the police (e.g. in a ...
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Is preventing two people from interacting against human rights?

For example, if two people fell in love and their respective families not allowing them to talk or interact at all
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Where are non-binary and intersex prisoners kept?

I have been racking my brain trying to figure this out. When a non-binary character has to be imprisoned, how is the correctional facility determined since most if not all are binary? My particular ...
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Are there any laws against political persecution in the west?

It has been asserted that Julian Assange is being persued by the US, Sweden and the UK for political rather than legal reasons. For example: Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange Abuses Show ...
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Is the EU Settlement Scheme legal?

I moved to the UK 20 years ago when I was a 14-year-old child. I settled here - studied, worked, started my own business, had kids and so on. Because of the EU membership, I was guaranteed equal ...
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Does the European Convention on Human Rights protect from infringements arising as a result of exercising rights in conjunction?

I was reading the cases of Modinos v. Cryprus and Pay v United Kingdom, and am confused regarding the interaction of Article 8 private life & Article 10 freedom of expression. In Modinos v ...
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USA - Can business deny service to individuals who have views on a protected class?

This question is probably a bit broad, but on what basis is an individual's views taken into consideration whether they should be provided service from both brick and mortar/websites? For instance, ...
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Could the freedom to choose an Operating System be a legally enforceable basic human right?

Many employers demand that you use Microsoft's Windows or Apple's macOS if you want to work remotely from home even if they are not technical requirements. As a result this essentially amounts to ...
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Is the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act violative of fundamental rights?

On July 31, 2019, Government of India published the concerned Act in its official gazette. Article 4 in the Act has penal provisions which turns the act of declaring instantaneous unilateral divorce ...
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Can an Indian Deemed to be University suppress the fundamental rights of a student?

I am pursuing a BTech mechanical degree from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. I will point out the rules here: -Students cannot go out of the campus for first three ...
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How can nicotine be legal for a pregnant lady? [closed]

If a Lady is tested positive for THC it is illegal and depending on location one can be arrested and the baby taken, but if they smoke cigarettes to cause the unborn baby to die there is no penalty? ...
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American citizenship that got lost in the family

I am a non-American individual and think I have a right for American citizenship. The father of my grandma (dead) was American (he was born there), but my grandma (alive) did not get citizenship for ...
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Do mature minors have the right to privately consult with a medical professional?

The title should be relatively self-explanatory. Do mature minors (aged 16 or older) have a legal right to privately consult with a medical professional, free from the involvement of a parent, ...
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landlord having neighbor stalk the property

We recently rented a house and the day we moved in we were told the neighbor will do the yard work and take care of the home. Also in the lease the landlord should give 24 hour notice before ...
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Landlord Gave Me 30 Days Notice to Move Out

My landlord gave me 30 days notice to move out of my room that I am renting as she is selling the house. She told me a couple days in advance (2 days ago) when she gave me the notice. I have a month-...
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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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If an AirBnB host doesn't disclose that it's not allowed, in which countries does a landlord have direct recourse against the *guest*?

So this question stems from an article on cbc, describing how it can happen that an AirBnB host rents an apartment in a block where short term rentals are forbidden. The article states that in some ...
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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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Rubik's cube image rights EU court decision [closed]

In February 2016, I have asked a question (Rubik's cube image rights) regarding image rights of Rubik's Cube. In short - I have developed an Android application allowing user to solve Rubik's Cube,...
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Additional question regarding state authority and masks

This is a followup to this question It shall be unlawful for any person over 16 years of age to, with the intent to conceal his identity, wear any mask, hood or other device whereby a ...
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landlord asking other tenants to spy on each other

We recently got a new property management company. She is evicting people at an alarming rate and asking for deposits for pets that were waived by our previous prop mgmt and wanting to see our ...
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Are laws requiring fees and classes to practice 2nd Amendment constitutional?

Would laws requiring citizens to pay for training courses and permits costs be ruled as unconstitutional if they were challenged? I only ask because, in Minnesota where I live I need to pay for a $60 ...
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Police Officers Knocking at your door

When a police officer is knocking at your door, do they have to tell you or introduce themselves as police officers??
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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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International issues [closed]

I've been working with a person in the UK and recently fell into some issues. There's breach of contract being thrown around. I'm just wondering which jurisdiction it would fall under: UK or ...
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Don't talk to the police in Germany

For reference: There is the well-known argument, especially in the U.S., that you should not talk to the police, like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-7o9xYp7eE in one of the extremest forms. ...
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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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Ownership of the roads the people paid to have built [closed]

I need to understand when and where the state became the property owner of the roads and highways the people bought and paid for? since the state is a non-entity, it can not own, possess or control ...
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Public vs Private sidewalk in city

I just got asked not to walk on a seemingly public sidewalk. Being as sensitive as I am it upset me a great deal. I would like to know how to find out who owns the apartments I was walking by and who ...
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Can anonymized data be collected under GDPR without consent?

I am having an Android App in which I want to track the usage of the app. But the usage will not have anyone identity for eg. I would collect one user used my app for around 10 minutes but who is that ...
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Opt Out Consent under GDPR

I am having an Android App which uses certain service such as Analytics, Ad Networks. I am taking the consent from the user at when the app starts, i.e. before collecting any info. But there are ...
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Data Subject Rights under GDPR

I am having an Android App which uses Advertising networks and other Analytics services. Now under the GDPR the data controller which is me in my case is required to provide some rights to the user ...
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GDPR - Withdrawn user consent

I have been reading alot about user consent management according to the GDPR and one problem I can't see solved anywhere is managing withdrawn consent. The user gives his consent to use his data and ...
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Treason, Sedition and the US Bill of Rights

In 2018, where are lines drawn between treason, sedition, and constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly? Publishing a neutral, fact-based article on a contentious topic, citing ...
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If someone makes a phone call to the police to say that you have drugs in your home, are they allowed to search the home?

I have been arguing with a family member, and they threatened to call the police and tell them that I have drugs in my home. If they actually follow through, do the police have any right to come ...
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Who is to enforce the UDHR and the Charter of the UN?

Who is to enforce the Charter of the United Nations and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ? The governments or the citizens of the member countries?
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Is refusing to give free water in a business establishment illegal?

I thought it was illegal to refuse free water to a patron, is this true in the United States? Does it vary from state to state?
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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 ...