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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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    NSW Right of criminal records of witnesses for accused

    What is the current position on this? Should you be given access?
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    Right of Way NSW: Subdividing 1 benefited property into 2

    Hello everyone, I'm hoping to get some help where upkeep and maintenance are not set out as our neighbour (benefited property) is looking to subdivide but we have an old title that doesn't define who is benefited by the burden and doesn't set out out who is responsible for maintaining the right...
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    Right of Carriage

    Hi, my husband and I own 110 acres on the mid north coast. A large holding was divided into 6 lots and each was sold separately. To gain access to our block we are required to use a road that passes through three of the other blocks using a "right of carriage". The neighbour that is the last...
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    NSW right of carriageway

    I share my drive way with my neighbour for about 10 years but has been hard on us since he does not follow the terms of the right of carriageway. He can build a driveway to get in his garage but he prefer not to and keep his car parked on the driveway because I have another driveway. I can't ask...
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    Right of carriageway

    There is a right of carriageway that starts on another property then crosses a ford in a river and continues across our block and then through another 2 properties before ending at a 3rd property as listed on our titles. The final block also has access to a public road. Our usual route to access...
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    TAS Right of way with a bridge

    I have a shared right of way with a small bridge,. the other party are demanding I contribute to upgrade the bridge and right of way for light commerical vehicles. However they have had bulldozers on trucks being transported up the right of way and over the bridge, which you can imagine are...
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    NSW Right form for private car sale contract early payout?

    My parents brought a car from an ex friend, and they had some troubles in the past with the seller demanding larger repayments. Fast forward to now, they have some money together and they made the seller an offer of a lump sum less than thr full amount owed and they have accepted. What type of...
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    NSW Right of Carriageway Driveway

    Help please! I have a shared driveway with our neighbour which the driveway was already there when purchasing the land from the developer in a new estate. We have front facing houses with rear garages on a secondary road that has a shared driveway The driveway is 3metres wide and we both have a...
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    NSW Right if carriageway

    We have a right of carriageway on our property which hasn’t been used since we built our house 2 years ago. The property who owns the right of carriageway has front road access to their home and does not need to use it. Is their any way it can be extinguished by us.
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    TAS Right of Way Easement (Long term use of alternative track)

    Hi all, I have an interesting situation for your thoughts. Situation: We own and live on a property that enjoys a right of way easement to access it via another block (no surprises so far) We moved here just over 2 years ago after completing a 2 year house build (only mentioned for a...