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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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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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 ...
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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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Using OFL SIL font to logo

I have a question. I download FontAwesome (SIL OFL licence 1.1). I took icon- bulb and expand it to curves in vector software. I edit that icon that the icon never look like original anymore. And I ...
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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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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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UK Consumer Rights - Final Right to Reject Time Limit

I was sold the wrong product online, however the seller refuses to refund me since their refund policy is 14 days, and it has been 40 days since delivery of the product. On websites such as Which? (...
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At what point in a US airport have I been “admitted” to the US for legal purposes?

I understand that prior to crossing being admitted to the US the rights I take for granted on US soil do not apply to me. But it isn't clear to me when passing through a US airport where "admission" ...
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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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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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Can I create a website that restricts political opinion of user-generated content?

Say I created an animal rights tool, in which most of the features are community developed and voted on by the community. Highly-rated users can create buttons without approval. I clearly am doing ...
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Animal Rights and the Law

I'm constantly told by an animal rights friend that we don't have any legal protections for animals, and that they are treated as property. My response is often that I can go into an Apple store, buy ...
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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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Why do television actors have to give permission for the use of old footage of their characters?

Inspired by this question on SciFi&Fantasy.SE. The background is that Terry Farrell, an actress on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, left the show on bad terms after the sixth season. The ...
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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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What types of rights can be waived, and what types of rights cannot?

How can I find out what kinds of rights can be waived, and in what manner? For example: Can I waive any of my Constitutional rights? What kinds require a contract, and what kinds are waived through ...
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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 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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Administrative Subpoena - Do you have to comply?

This is purely academic. I am following the ExxonMobil and Attorney General Maura Healey lawsuit because it interests me from a purely academic standpoint. Here's a link from the Boston Hearld ...
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What is the difference between state and federal habeas corpus proceedings for convicted prisoners on death row?

I am told that, in the US, people sentenced to death by a state can apply to that state's court for habeas corpus and then, if that fails, apply to a federal court for habeas corpus again. I thought ...
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Is there a legal right to party?

I understand that this might be somewhat of a stupid question but I must ask it. Does one have the legal RIGHT to party in the United Kingdom and / or United States? For example some of the ...
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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 ...
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Image license that forbids reselling

If I make an image (sort of logo) to give someone for money, and I allow them to use it publicly etc but with only one restriction, to resell it. Is there a name for such a license?
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What are my privileges, as opposed to my rights

This question pertains to limits on government action in the US. It is commonly said that driving is a privilege and not a right. Washington state statutes are a bit murky, but RCW 46.20.001 (entitled ...
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Is there any legal limit on how long my employer can ask me to travel?

I'm a salaried employee at a Fortune 500 and my contract says nothing specifically about travel (and no mention of anything like % of time traveling in the req etc.) I was asked to go on a 2 week ...
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Tradesman charging twice - call out the full cost of service

I bought a stove and called an Electrician to install it at my rental property. He quoted me $240+GST and I agreed and paid up front. The Electrician called me back 30 minutes later saying the ...
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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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Can a company refuse my redundancy payment because they changed their mind?

I got made redundant a little while ago and managed to find a new job reasonably quickly. However, before I left the old job they changed their mind about making me redundant and asked me to stay. I ...