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    Human rights legislation

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    • National human rights instruments

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    • Right of asylum legislation

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    • Women's rights legislation


    • International human rights law

    • International human rights law is the body of international law designed to promote human rights on social, regional, and domestic levels. As a form of international law, international human rights law is primarily made up of treaties, agreements between sovereign states sintered to have binding legal effect between th ... Read »


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    • District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act

    • The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, or simply Compensated Emancipation Act, was a law that ended slavery in Washington, D.C. by paying slave owners for releasing their slaves. Although not written by him, the act was signed by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 16, 1862. April 16 is now celebrat ... Read »


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    • European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003

    • The European Convention of Human Rights Act 2003 is an act of the Irish parliament, the Oireachtas, which gave further effect to the European Convention on Human Rights in Irish law. It is substantially similar to the UK's Human Rights Act 1998. The Act did not incorporate the convention into Irish law, but rather req ... Read »


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    • Horizontal effect

    • In law, horizontal effect refers to the ability of legal requirements meant to apply only to public bodies to affect private rights. It arises where a court dealing with a legal dispute between purely private entities interprets a legal provision to be consistent with certain legal norms in such a way as to affect the ... Read »


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    • Human Rights Act 1993

    • Human Rights Act 1993

      The Human Rights Act 1993 is an Act of the Parliament of New Zealand which deals with discrimination. It was a consolidation and amendment of the Race Relations Act 1971 and the Human Rights Commission Act 1977. It came into force on 1 February 1994. The Act governs the work of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. ... Read »


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    • Human Rights Act 1998

    • Human Rights Act 1998

      Sub-s (1): in para (c) words “Article 1 of the Thirteenth Protocol” in square brackets substituted by SI 2004/1574, art 2(1). Date in force: 22 June 2004: see SI 2004/1574, art 1. Sub-s (4): words “Secretary of State” in square brackets substituted by SI 2003/1887, art 9, Sch 2, para 10(1). The Hum ... Read »


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    • Human Rights Act 2004

    • The Human Rights Act 2004 is an Act of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly that recognises the fundamental human rights of individuals. It was the first of its kind in Australia, however Victoria has since passed the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and the Human Rights Consultat ... Read »


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    • North Korea Human Rights Act of 2016

    • North Korea Human Rights Act of 2016

      The North Korean Human Rights Act (NKHRA) was passed on March 3, 2016 by the Seoul National Assembly in the Republic of Korea. The act sets clear guidelines for the protection and advancement of human rights for current and former North Korean citizens in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The N ... Read »


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    • Positive obligations

    • Positive obligations in human rights law denote a State's obligation to engage in an activity to secure the effective enjoyment of a fundamental right, as opposed to the classical negative obligation to merely abstain from human rights violations. Classical human rights, such as the right to life or freedom of express ... Read »


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    • Proposed British Bill of Rights

    • The Proposed British Bill of Rights is a proposal of the Conservative Government, included in their 2015 election manifesto, to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with a new piece of primary legislation. Prior to the 2010 general election, Conservative party leader David Cameron proposed replacing the Human Rights ... Read »


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    • Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998

    • Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 is a provision of the Human Rights Act 1998 that enables the Act to take effect in the United Kingdom. The section requires courts to interpret both primary and subordinate legislation so that their provisions are compatible with the articles of the European Convention of Human Ri ... Read »


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    • Sections 4 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998

    • Sections 4 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 are provisions that enable the Human Rights Act 1998 to take effect in the United Kingdom. Section 4 allows courts to issue a declaration of incompatibility where it is impossible to use section 3 to interpret primary or subordinate legislation so that their provisions are ... Read »


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    • Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

    • The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 is an Act of Parliament of the state of Victoria, Australia, designed to "protect and promote" human rights. It does so by enumerating a series of human rights, largely developed from those in the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, along with ... Read »


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