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  Right - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For instance, the rights of a father to be respected by his son did not indicate a duty upon the father to return that respect, and the divine right of kings to hold absolute power over their subjects did not leave room for many rights to be granted to the subjects themselves.
It is not generally considered necessary that a right should be understood by the holder of that right, thus rights may be agreed on behalf of another, such as children's rights or the rights of people declared mentally incompetant to understand their rights.
Rights can be divided into individual rights, that are held by citizens as individuals (or corporations) recognised by the legal system, and collective rights, held by an ensemble of citizens or a subgroup of citizens who have a certain characteristic in common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rights   (1226 words)

 Human rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These rights commonly include the right to life, the right to an adequate standard of living, freedom from torture and other mistreatment, freedom of religion and of expression, freedom of movement, the right to self-determination, the right to education, and the right to participation in cultural and political life.
The roots of the notion of human rights are seen in ancient philosophy concerning the role of the individual in the state, but principles of civil and political rights stem from liberal freedoms advocated by John Stuart Mill in On Liberty.
Rights may also be non-derogable (not limited in times of national emergency); these often include the right to life, the right to be prosecuted only according to the laws that are in existence at the time of the offense, the right to be free from slavery, and the right to be free from torture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_rights   (2561 words)

 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
www.un.org /Overview/rights.html   (1587 words)

 Human Rights [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
The final and third generation of rights are associated with such rights as a right to national self-determination, a clean environment, and the rights of indigenous minorities.
Her right to receive an adequate education is a claim right held against the local education authority, which has a corresponding duty to provide her with the object of the right.
Human rights may be divided into five different categories and the principal object of securing human rights is the creation of the conditions for all individuals to have the opportunity to lead a minimally good life.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/h/hum-rts.htm   (10683 words)

 Civil rights - Wex
Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the right to equality in public places.
Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class.
The existence of civil rights and liberties are recognized internationally by numerous agreements and declarations.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/civil_rights.html   (807 words)

 Convention on the Rights of the Child   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The right to leave any country shall be subject only to such restrictions as are prescribed by law and which are necessary to protect the national security, public order (ordre public), public health or morals or the rights and freedoms of others and are consistent with the other rights recognized in the present Convention.
States Parties shall respect the rights and duties of the parents and, when applicable, legal guardians, to provide direction to the child in the exercise of his or her right in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child.
States Parties recognize the right of a child who has been placed by the competent authorities for the purposes of care, protection or treatment of his or her physical or mental health, to a periodic review of the treatment provided to the child and all other circumstances relevant to his or her placement.
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu3/b/k2crc.htm   (5793 words)

 Abused Child's & minor's rights are important Human Rights...
This National Child Rights Alliance article is an excellent overview of the forms of youth oppression, including a similar account (to the analogy at top) of a child who's broken leg was treated without pain killer at his parents request.
Perhaps a system does need to have an automatic point for adult rights to begin based on something as impersonal as age (except in special cases), but a more perfect system might see all people bringing their case for emancipation before a court before obtaining their "adult" rights.
Ideally, it would seem that it needs to be a per family decision made by counselors, or by ethicists, lest we risk the blanket, "one right for all", approach which may either completely destroy families, or harm members of a family caught in the vice of being "forced" together, respectively.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/9318   (2778 words)

 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
The rights and obligations enumerated in the Charter were codified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/b1udhr.htm).
There are a few things to keep in mind when doing human rights research: the interdisciplinary nature of the topic; the complexity of the topic and the materials; and the challenge of locating and accessing materials issued by a variety of organizations.
The most important human rights instruments are available full-text under the section called International Law (http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/), but they lack complete citations and there is no search mechanism for the treaties separate from the rese of the web site.
www.asil.org /resource/humrts1.htm   (9281 words)

 UNICEF - Convention on the Rights of the Child -
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.
It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.
The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.
www.unicef.org /crc   (461 words)

 Welcome to Tunisia Online, your digital gateway to news and information on Tunisia.
in the case of death of the child's father, granting the mother the right of custody of their minor children.
The new amendments announced by the President of the Republic on August 13, 1992 have, meanwhile, strengthened the place of women still further, confirming the principle according to which their rights are inseparable from those of men, eliminating legal provisions that could be interpreted as discriminatory and sexist.
Created by virtue of law 93-65 pf 5 July 1993, the fund for alimony and divorce annuity guarantee, ensures the payment of pension and annuity decided by the court, which remain unpaid to divorced women and their children because of the obstinacy of the condemned party.
www.tunisiaonline.com /women   (602 words)

 Canadian charter of rights and freedoms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.
Nothing in sections 16 to 20 abrogates or derogates from any right, privilege or obligation with respect to the English and French languages, or either of them, that exists or is continued by virtue of any other provision of the Constitution of Canada.
laws.justice.gc.ca /en/charter   (2190 words)

 WHRnet - Women's Human Rights Net
Most women's rights practitioners would agree that getting progressive laws passed to protect women's rights is difficult, but the real battle is in getting them implemented.
Yanar Mohammed is known to be one of the most outspoken activists in Iraq, defending women's rights without any compromise for religion or tradition.
The continuing erosion of human rights in Zimbabwe was highlighted in 2005 by Operation Murambatsvina, the government’s program of mass evictions and demolitions which began in May, and, which, according to the United Nations, deprived 700,000 men, women and children of their homes, their livelihoods, or both throughout the country.
www.whrnet.org   (1390 words)

 Abortion Rights
Abortion Rights needs two enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers (unpaid) to support the administration and campaigns work of the office.
This is an exciting opportunity to directly support women’s key rights during a time of heightened anti-choice lobby attacks and pro-choice movement activity.
Abortion Rights is relieved that the High Court has today rejected Sue Axon’s attempt to overturn government guidelines ensuring confidentiality for young people seeking sexual health information and services.
www.abortionrights.org.uk   (473 words)

 Your Rights: The Liberty Guide to Human Rights
This website aims to provide an easily understood guide to the Human Rights Act 1998, explaining its relevance and impact in many different areas of law ranging from rights of privacy to rights of peaceful protest.
Your Rights is written by expert lawyers, but intended primarily for people who have no specialist legal knowledge.
Liberty is an independent human rights organisation - we are not overseen or regulated by a representative or umbrella body.
www.yourrights.org.uk   (137 words)

 Just Say 'No' to Police Searches | FlexYourRights.org
By learning to protect our own rights and recognize injustice against others, we become the eyes and ears of a growing movement to demand accountability from our public servants.
Even as the White House is ramping up its efforts to trivialize the 4th amendment, brave citizens around the country are flexing their rights and fighting back.
Concepts such as “enemy combatant” status were presumably intended to preemptively circumvent the problems associated with violating citizensrights on a massive scale.
www.flexyourrights.org   (2930 words)

 HREA - The Global Human Rights Education Network
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies.
Torture is a serious violation of human rights and is strictly prohibited by international law.
As the use of torture strikes at the very heart of freedom and human dignity, it was one of the first issues addressed by the United Nations in its development of human rights standards.
www.hrea.org   (316 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Children's Rights
With malice and clear intent, violence is used against the members of society least able to protect themselves—children in school, in orphanages, on the street, in refugee camps and war zones, in detention, and in fields and factories.
In its investigations of human rights abuses against children, Human Rights Watch has found that in every region of the world, in almost every aspect of their lives, children are subject to unconscionable violence, most often perpetrated by the very individuals charged with their safety and well-being.
Millions have no access to education, work long hours under hazardous conditions, are forced to become soldiers, or languish in orphanages or detention centers where they endure inhumane conditions and daily assaults on their dignity.
www.hrw.org /children   (297 words)

 Digital Rights
Digital Rights is a non-profit civil organisation aimed at raising awareness of rights in the digital world.
Digital Rights is currently working with data retention, filtering, Passenger Name Record, World Summit on The Information Society and other cases.
Digital Rights strongly oppose the latest statements from the Minister of Justice stressing that Denmark should be in front with data retention, and promote this at EU level.
www.digitalrights.dk   (196 words)

 Human Rights
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago.
Each year, DRL develops, edits, and submits to Congress a 5,000-page report on human rights conditions in over 190 countries that is respected globally for its objectivity and accuracy.
Under Secretary Dobriansky: "These reports are a key part of this Administration's activities to promote human rights and democracy around the world--part of President Bush's forward strategy of freedom." [full text] Briefing by Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak.
www.state.gov /g/drl/hr   (602 words)

 Bert P. Krages II — Attorney at Law
These images have not always been pretty and often have offended the sensibilities of governmental and commercial interests who had vested interests in a status quo that was adverse to most other people.
Similarly, some corporations have a history of abusing the rights of photographers under the guise of protecting their trade secrets.
The Photographer's Right is a downloadable guide that is loosely based on the Bust Card and the Know Your Rights pamphlet that used to available on the ACLU website.
www.krages.com /phoright.htm   (414 words)

 civil rights: Civil Rights in the United States
The fourth Civil Rights Act attempted to guarantee to the African Americans those social rights that were still withheld.
After the Civil Rights Act of 1875 there was no more federal legislation in this field until the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, although several states passed their own civil-rights laws.
In 1972 the Senate passed an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) intended to prohibit all discrimination based on sex, but after failing to win ratification in a sufficient number of states, the ERA was abandoned.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0857363.html   (487 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : Immigrants Rights
The ACLU has been one of the nation's leading advocates for the rights of immigrants, refugees and non-citizens, challenging unconstitutional laws and practices, countering the myths upon which many of these laws are based.
Learn more about our Immigrants' Rights Project and take action to protect the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
It is true that the Constitution does not give foreigners the right to enter the U.S. But once here, it protects them from discrimination based on race and national origin and from arbitrary treatment by the government.
www.aclu.org /ImmigrantsRights/ImmigrantsRightsMain.cfm   (537 words)

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