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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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    QLD Treatment of pre-marriage shares, used for post-marriage rights issues, in a settlement

    Partner A inherited shares in one company prior to marrying. During the 35 year marriage, the couple accumulated 20x the number of original inherited shares, mainly because of generous rights issues by the company. Now the couple is going through a settlement. Which interpretation would be most...
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    SA Grandparent rights? vic/sa

    Hi, im not sure how to pose this without a bit of backstory. mum was incredibly narcissistic and emotionally/mentally abusive when i was a child. she had me convinced she was sick and needed help ect so this went into adulthood. she would 'get better' or worse as a means for control which...
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    QLD Grandparents rights to grandchildren..

    Hi, first time poster here. My "father" is threatening me with grandparents rights because I have denied him access to see my children. I say "father" in quotations because he isn't actually listed on my birth certificate (he never signed it). Does he have any rights? Any information or advice...
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    Individual vs Collective Rights

    What exactly is the debate between individual vs collective human rights? Is it a debate on whether collective rights can be individual rights? If so, what are the reasons for and against this? Here are my notes: Individual human rights and collective human rights are both capable of being...
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    NSW Rights on fence on my property

    My property has a fence in my back garden which divides my property from my neighbour (height 2.1m). This neighbour has recently extended their garage at the rear or the property to incorporate a living room and deck to overlook their pool. The room has a window which extends to approx 3m in...
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    QLD Subtenancy rights

    I am a subtenant, just wondering what rights I have. The subleasor is very particular and has lots of rules- when I questioned one of them she brought up the fact that she is the sublettor so this is her house, her rules and I don't really have a say in anything. And that I am only subletting...
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    VIC Tenant Rights - Tenant but not on the lease

    I signed a co-tenancy agreement in July 2020, with one other person with Century 21 Real Estate. In Nov 2020, the other co-tenant moved her boyfriend into our property. He has since been here permanently, and she has provided him with a key. Since the boyfriend moved in, within the first month...
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    Owner's rights

    I bought a house using my parents house as equity. a few years later my mother passed away, my father remarried. My questions is: if my father passes away can his new wife force us to sell or move out? my Father's name is NOT on the loan, he is a guarantor.
  9. gilboium

    Fencing Dispute - What are my rights?

    I'm seeking advise as to my rights and best way forwards regarding a fencing dispute. I purchased land in NSW in approximately May 2020 and have since owned that land until now, but still have not started building as of yet. At the time of purchasing the land my neighbour had already built a...
  10. Zarbba

    VIC Forfeit Parental Rights and Responsibilities

    My ex-partner and I split up just under a year ago but we continue to be friends and we continued to sleep together. She has fallen pregnant now but we both understood that I did not want children while she did and that if she fell pregnant she would keep the baby but that I would not act as a...