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  United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom, often referred to as "Britain", is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state composed through a political union of four constituent entities: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland and Wales (known as the Home Nations) on Great Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
Also sometimes associated with the United Kingdom, though not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown dependencies (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) as self-governing possessions of the Crown, and a number of overseas territories under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom   (5041 words)

 United Kingdom legislation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom does not have a single body of legislation, but it divided into three territories each with its own law and legal system: England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ierland.
United Kingdom legislation comes from a number of different sources:
Statutory instruments (eg orders and regulations) made by a Minister or by the Queen in Council, generally subject either to parliamentary approval (affirmative procedure) or parliamentary dissallowance; these are made either under Acts or by the royal prerogative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_Legislation   (188 words)

 United Kingdom (08/05)
The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900.
The United Kingdom is a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and is one of NATO's major European maritime, air, and land powers; it ranks third among NATO countries in total defense expenditure.
The United Kingdom is one of the United States' closest allies, and British foreign policy emphasizes close coordination with the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3846.htm   (4115 words)

 Reservations, Declarations, Objections and Derogations - CEDAW - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom interprets the "right to work" referred to in paragraph 1 (a) as a reference to the "right to work" as defined in other human rights instruments to which the United Kingdom is a party, notably Article 6 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 19 December 1966.
By the same communication, the Government of the United Kingdom also informed the Secretary-General "for the avoidance of doubt, that the declarations and reservations entered in respect of the dependent territories on behalf of which the Convention was also ratified on 7 April 1986 continue to apply, but are under active review".
The United Kingdom on behalf of Hong Kong reserves the right to apply all Hong Kong legislation and the rules of pension schemes affecting retirement pensions, survivors' benefits and other benefits in relation to death or retirement (including retirement on grounds of redundancy) whether or not derived from a social security scheme.
www.bayefsky.com /html/uk_t2_cedaw.php   (5115 words)

Copyright subsists under United Kingdom law in films as a series of photographs either for the period of 50 years from the date on which the photograph was made or for the life of the cameraman plus 50 years (or the life of the cameraman plus 70 years elsewhere).
Under United Kingdom law the period of protection lasts for 50 years from which the sound recordings were made.
The period of copyright protection in the United Kingdom for films made between the above dates is 50 years from the date of registration of the film in the United Kingdom or the issue of copies of the film to the public.
www.unesco.org /webworld/ramp/html/r9704e/r9704e0b.htm   (2723 words)

 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a Parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords, with 574 life peers, 92 hereditary peers, and 26 bishops; and the House of Commons, which has 651 popularly elected members.
Blair proposed legislation that would toughen the country's antiterrorism measures, and suffered his first major political defeat as prime minister in November, when his proposal that terrorist suspects could be held without charge for up to 90 days was rejected.
Devolution in the United Kingdom: statehood and citizenship in transition.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108078.html   (2823 words)

 Telephone Directory United Kingdom
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the iron-working scenes, the sound is reversed from the correct sound for cold iron, a ringing noise and hot iron, a deeper, thudding sound.
Kingdom, from 12 -15 September 2005 the first data telephone directory united kingdom imported into the UKHO database.
It culture in the united kingdom is the only major country in the world that does not possess a codified constitution.
foxypoxy0.tripod.com /telephone/directory-united-kingdom.html   (591 words)

 Legislationline - free online legislation database
United Kingdom: ID cards to be compulsory with passports issued from 2010
Citizens who apply for new or renewed passports before January 1, 2010 will have their names put on the new national identity register establishing the scheme, but will not be required to accept an ID card until that date.
Ministers will be required to introduce legislation to make the scheme compulsory, but yesterday's votes make the 2010 date a likely candidate.
legislationline.org /index.php?topic=3&...&country=40&org=0&eu=0   (549 words)

 OPSI - Legislation
Initially, legislation was only available from that year.
Users should therefore verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.
To browse through legislation use the navigation menu on the left side of the page and click on the area of legislation that is of interest to you.
www.opsi.gov.uk /legislation   (375 words)

 EBRA (European Biomedical Research Association, United Kingdom Legislation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The main principle of this law is the requirement for researchers to obtain personal and project licences and a certificate for the establishment where the animal experimentation is conducted.
The legislation covers all vertebrate animals and has recently been extended to include the octopus.
There is a general exemption for animals which are humanely killed (using a method specified by the legislation) before being used in any experimentation or other procedure.
www.ebra.org /regulat/uk.html   (770 words)

 National Anti-Terrorism Legislation
(1) It is hereby declared that Northern Ireland in its entirety remains part of the United Kingdom and shall not cease to be so without the consent of a majority of the people of Northern Ireland voting in a poll held for the purposes of this section in accordance with Schedule 1.
Legislation could be initiated by an individual, a Committee or a Minister.
Terms will be agreed between appropriate Assembly representatives and the Government of the United Kingdom to ensure effective co-ordination and input by Ministers to national policy-making, including on EU issues.
www.ict.org.il /counter_ter/law/lawdet.cfm?lawid=13   (8809 words)

 V. Country Narratives -- Countries Q through Z
Legislative reforms and passage of the anti-trafficking law will increase the government’s ability to arrest and convict traffickers, but law enforcement efforts will likely remain hampered by a lack of resources, personnel, and equipment.
The new anti-trafficking legislation that came into effect in May 2004 allows police to use methods of investigation, such as surveillance, due to the seriousness of the crime.
The government should appoint a national anti-trafficking coordinator, develop comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation, investigate and prosecute traffickers and manpower agencies that facilitate trafficking, tighten its entertainment visa issuance regime to prevent its exploitation for trafficking, and launch a broad anti-trafficking campaign to educate the general public.
www.state.gov /g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2005/46616.htm   (18144 words)

 LLRX -- Update to A Guide to the UK Legal System
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of four countries forming three distinct jurisdictions each having its own court system and legal profession: England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom was established in 1801 with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, but only achieved its present form in 1922 with the partition of Ireland and the establishment of the independent Irish Free State (later the Republic of Ireland).
Legislation applying to the whole of the UK can be assumed to apply in its entirety to Northern Ireland unless this is made explicit within the Act.
www.llrx.com /features/uk2.htm   (4564 words)

 United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Central to realizing these pollution reduction targets is the United Kingdom's set of policies for an integrated transport system, the introduction of cleaner burning fuels, and improved vehicle technology.
The United Kingdom hopes to increase the share of electricity generated by renewables from 3% in 2001 to 10% by 2010.
The United Kingdom's recent agreement to the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution is just one example of the level of cooperation that will be needed to address international environmental concerns in the 21st century.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/ukenv.html   (2105 words)

 ABS Type Approval - EU MED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In accordance with Article 4, of the MED, the member states will either authorize organizations, which satisfy the requirements of Annex C of the MED, as a "Notified Body" or undertake this role by themselves for approvals and acceptance procedures in their country.
United Kingdom, one of the member state has given the responsibility of enforcing this Directive within UK to their Department of Transport, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
United Kingdom has adopted this Directive into their legislation by issuing a Statutory Instrument "Merchant Shipping (Marine Equipment) Regulation, SI 1999 No1957 and M Notices, numbers MSN 1734 and its Amendment 2, and MSN 1735 and its Amendment 2, both dated 28 May 2002 and 27 February 2003, respectively.
www.eagle.org /typeapproval/eumed.html   (695 words)

 LLRX.com - Researching Primary Legislation of the United Kingdom
Sometimes the term “delegated” is used to denote secondary legislation, a body of law largely comprised of Statutory Instruments, bylaws, and other rules and regulations.
The scope of this article is therefore researching the legislation produced by the United Kingdom Parliament for the entire country.
Determining whether a piece of legislation has come into force is a large component of statutory research in the United Kingdom.
www.llrx.com /features/uklegis.htm   (2690 words)

 United Kingdom News
People were barely allowed to leave the camp all day, united kingdom news with police only letting small groups out at a time if they provided personal information.
There are many different types of animals united kingdom phone book in the world.
You all are such talented people and it is always such a joy to be apart of such an incredible ebay united kingdom group of people.
foxypoxy0.tripod.com /united-kingdom-news.html   (573 words)

 Law, Legislation and Government
United Nations Home Page: All areas of the UN and it's branches can be reached through this page.
United Kingdom Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate (RDS) Publications: A listing of research papers, statistical information and factsheets published by the RDS.
United Kingdom Legislation - Acts of the UK Parliament: Through this portal you can locate and review pending parliamentary acts of the United Kingdom.
www.vaonline.org /legal.html   (1381 words)

 Amnesty International Report 2002 - Europe - UK
The European Court of Human Rights concluded in May that the UK had violated the right to life in four cases brought by the families of 12 people, 11 killed by the security forces and one by an armed Loyalist group with the alleged collusion of the security forces.
United Kingdom: Creating a shadow criminal justice system in the name of ''fighting international terrorism'' (AI Index: EUR 45/019/2001)
United Kingdom: Summary of concerns raised with the Human Rights Committee (AI Index: EUR 45/024/2001)
web.amnesty.org /web/ar2002.nsf/eur/uk!Open   (2262 words)

 United Kingdom - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is separated from the continent by the Strait of Dover and the English Channel, and from the Irish Republic by the Irish Sea and the St. Georges Channel.
The United Kingdom is comprised of four constituents, England, Wales and Scotland which alone form Great Britain and combined with Northern Ireland and several island groups, form the United Kingdom.
CLIMATE: The United Kingdom has a mild and temperate climate which is influenced by the North Atlantic Drift and the southwesterly winds.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/unitedki.htm   (2729 words)

 Country Narrative - United Kingdom - UK
The United Kingdom is primarily a country of destination for trafficked women, children, and men from Eastern Europe, East Asia, and West Africa.
Women are trafficked primarily for the purposes of sexual exploitation and involuntary domestic servitude, while men are trafficked for the purpose of forced labor in agriculture and sweatshop industries.
The Government of the United Kingdom fully complies with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.
gvnet.com /humantrafficking/UK-2.htm   (637 words)

 Bermuda Laws and legal matters
In contrast, in the United Kingdom, the "80-day rule" requires the service of an indictment, listing the charges, witnesses and productions for the case, upon an accused person in custody within 80 days of his or her committal for trial.
In the United Kingdom, the "110-day rule" requires the trial of a person remanded in custody to start within 110 days of his full committal in custody for trial.
But in USA, Canada and United Kingdom, a product must state on its label that it is imported and from where, even when it is bottled and labeled in the country where it is sold or elsewhere.
www.bermuda-online.org /legal.htm   (2676 words)

 LEGISLATION: United Kingdom Fine Tunes Its Privatized Utilities
Privatization programs got their start during the 1980s when a free-market mania hit the United Kingdom.
Indeed, the British zoomed ahead of other European nations in selling their bloated, stodgy state-owned electricity, gas, water and telephone utilities to private operators, who quickly trimmed down and reinvigorated the operations.
As state and local officials in the United States contemplate private sector take-overs of basic government services, they should keep in mind the backfire of privatization in Britain.
wasteage.com /mag/waste_legislation_united_kingdom/index.html   (684 words)

 United Kingdom: Rushed legislation opens door to human rights violations
The Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act was enacted just one month after the publication of the legislation, which contained over 100 provisions, on 13 November 2001.
In order to permit the government to introduce legislation for indefinite detention without charge or trial, the UK derogated under Article 5 (1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
United Kingdom: The Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act passed into law on 14 December opens the door to human rights violations in the UK
www.amnestyusa.org /regions/europe/document.do?id=A719D03AC5506AB180256B25004CD07D   (503 words)

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United Kingdom to enter and remain in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom reserves the right to apply any non-discriminatory requirement for a qualifying period of employment or insurance for the
United Kingdom regulating adoption, while giving a principal position to the promotion of the children's welfare, does not give to the child's
www.unhchr.ch /tbs/doc.nsf/73c66f02499582e7c1256ab7002e2533/fc974ea76d77d62dc1256aa3003378fa?OpenDocument   (962 words)

 Odysseus Network-Legislation : UNITED KINGDOM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the United-Kingdom there is no organic law on immigration and asylum.The Immigration Act 1971 is the main legislation regulating entry into and stay in the UK.
The 1971 Act has been supplemented by subsequent legislation, namely the "Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993", the "Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1996" and the "Immigration and Asylum Act 1999".
The Implementation rules are made under the Immigration Act 1971.
www.ulb.ac.be /assoc/odysseus/leggiGBuk.html   (98 words)

 Public Access to Legislation: A Discussion Paper for Public Comment - Part 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The full text is available on the web of all legislation from almost all the jurisdictions of the USA, Australasia, many Latin American countries and some European countries (such as Norway and Germany), and extensive collections from many other European countries (such as the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal).
The electronic database contains a complete legislative history of all legislation (as from 1 February 1997, the date as at which legislation on the database was originally consolidated).
After the amendment legislation is enacted or made, and as soon as it comes into force, the EnAct system is instructed to automatically update the principal enactment with the marked-up amendments.
www.pco.parliament.govt.nz /pal/part_7.shtml   (2753 words)

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