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Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people. according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology.
Rights are often considered fundamental to civilization, for they are regarded as established pillars of society and culture, and the history of social conflicts can be found in the history of each right and its development. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "rights structure the form of governments, the content of laws, and the shape of morality as it is currently perceived".

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    WA Evicting people from an estate property that do not have the right to reside

    Hi, My father gave his second wife a personal right to reside in his house for a maximum of 20 years post his death, provided she pays the rates and insurances the house etc. If she leaves or dies, remarries etc her right to live there is forfeited. The property cannot be used to generate...
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    NSW Can visitors use right of carriageway

    I am selling my house after 43 years which has a "right of carriageway"appurtenant & it has never been a problem for my visitors to also use the right of way. A new owner is objecting to potential buyers using the carriageway during the 2 x 30 minute open inspection per week. Is this objection...
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    Does the auction have the right to withdraw their offer?

    I’m located in Victoria and was interested in a car that was on auction. The car listing had no photos so I had called the number provided and requested photos and a description of the car seeing as it is in another state (NSW). The dude I spoke to (called me on his personal number) sent me...
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    NSW Right of carriage way

    I own shares in a company which owns land upon which shareholders reside (a multiple occupancy property). There is gated access to our private road. We have granted right of access to another property which would otherwise be landlocked. The owners of the other property now have several children...
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    NSW Disobey No stopping Sign

    I got a parking fine $268 from" disobey no stopping sign". I write a review letter to NSW service and get rejected. Should I take this case to court? My argument is My vehicle is off the road. It’s as close as possible to the house. On your photos you can see other vehicles is free to move. My...
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    NSW Law regarding right to cut down overhanging tree

    My neighbour has several palm trees which are planted hard up against the fence. The curved nature of the trunks of this type of palm means that at a height of several metres, the entire head of some of the palm trees is on our side of the boundary line. We are endlessly collecting and disposing...
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    NSW Rights of beneficiary in home

    Hi, there is a situation where there is a dispute which is escalating. There are two executors who are also the parties in the dispute. The executors are also the two beneficiaries. One of the executors lives in the home of the estate. They are denying access to the home to the other executor...