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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Does lack or absence of legislation falls into “inaction” of Government. Can it be called “inaction” in application to the Court?

Suppose, one has a right to housing guaranteed by a Constitution. And suppose one has lost their accommodation due to balkanization of USSR. And there is no legislation concerning that kind of cases. ...
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laws on “rebranding” modified products

Background: I'm was originally interested in knowing what it would take to sell a phone under my own brand that runs an Android fork (open source Android without Google, essentially modified, open-...
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Was the EncroChat Hack Legal? If not, is there a legal mechanism which could allow the evidence to be used?

Disclaimer: I am aware there are a lot nuances within law, particularly within each country, as such this question only concerns the wider EU law and UK law as these are the courts I am interested in ...
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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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Does the obligation to go to school during the pandemic violate my right to life?

I am a student in a country which was hit quite hard by the pandemic. Currently, we are attending the lessons distantly, yet more and more people reckon it to be a high time to return to school. Let ...
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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 kind of information is a police officer in Germany allowed to ask, in random situations on the street, e.g., during a traffic check?

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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Is there a case when against someone's will still be ok?

For example, in this experiment, in trial 5 the subject (the older brother) actually says "stop", yet the experimenter (the younger one) still keeps doing it. Does that mean the experimenter ...
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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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Failing to mention when questioned something you later rely on in court

If you are arrested in the UK, you'll hear that your rights include a rider inserted by the 1994 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, after "you do not have to say anything": But, it may harm ...
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Revoke one's own Universal Human Rights

Disclaimer: just a hypothetical question. Does there exist a legal, possible procedure (as in, a finite amount of steps that are reasonably possible for the average human adult in which not a single ...
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Is a teacher/school administrator allowed to force me to decrypt my phone?

As in: My phone was just confiscated, but not before I shut it off. If they wanted to look through it without a warrent, can they force me to decrypt it? EDIT: USA is country-of-residency
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Are there any parts of human rights which are not already part of US law? [closed]

Apart from healthcare (which is subjective and not a specific right), are there any parts of US law which violate the human rights set out in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights ...
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Relation “Do not resuscitate” and absolute human rights

First of all, I have no law background whatsoever, so be free to tell if I am completely wrong. As I understood it, 2nd article of the Human Rights Act gives the right to live. This right is called ...
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How is the right to “speedy trial” being protected during pandemic?

The right of a person accused of a crime to a "speedy trial" is widely considered a fundamental human right. It is enumerated in a number of government constitutions. However during the ...
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Do civil and political rights impose immediate or progressive duties?

I knew that the expenditure of civil and political rights imposes on States, as well as economic and social rights. For instance, a State should train police or other public officials to establish a ...
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What do I need to do about police unlawfully break in my house

The copsArrested me on false charges use my car keys to use my house key to get into my home I found them on my camera cause neighbors said my house was raided while I was arrested and so it prompted ...
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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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Covid-19 and the possibility of an officer infecting you

With this Covid-19 pandemic in full swing and police illegally writing citations, what are my rights if I am illegally stopped and the officer is not maintaining our social distancing? In theory the ...
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Can a market store refuse service and kick me out because I asked other customer to cover mouth after coughing with no mask protection amid COVID-19

Today while inside a Farmers Market in California, I asked a shopper to cover her mouth after coughing with no mask protection. The owner of the store came to me asking me to get out of the store and ...
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Legal obligation to be represented by a lawyer registered in the local bar. human value and personal freedom

In Greece people are usually required by law to be represented by a lawyer in courts. In Private Law the sanction is fictitious default( the litigant may be there but the judge is supposed to ...
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Would making a cyborg be legal?

Recently, I've re-watched the movie Robocop (2014), and a question has come to my mind: Would making a cyborg be legal in the US? Notes: By "cyborg" I mean a robot-human hybrid, where the brain is ...
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Does california SB 876 protect working homeless?

I live out of my van in LA county. Im often harassed by security guards forcing me from safe parking locations, such as an out of general sight rear parking area at my gym, when not at work or while ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it legal to rent exclusively 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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Is what constitutes outrageous conduct clearly defined in the statutes?

Are there any objective rules or guidelines used to determine whether a police officer's conduct was outrageous?
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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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What is the purpose of a Notice of Understanding and Intent and Claim of Rights?

While looking up interpretations of the meaning of Karnivool's "All I Know", I saw the following meaning of the song: This is the Karnivool's Notice of Understanding and Intent. From Black's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it illegal for my landlord to lie to me?

My landlord has lied to me multiple times and I have proof that he has lied. Is that illegal? I live in Utah. If so, could you please direct me to the law that says it is illegal?
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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 ...