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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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    VIC Rights regarding clothes line in rental property

    Unsure if a similar question has been asked already - hopefully I'm not duplicating. To cut a long story short, my partner and I have just signed a lease on quite a large 5 bedroom house, and not a cheap one at that ($850/week). During the initial inspection prior to signing on, we didn't...
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    NSW Signing away parental rights

    Can a father sign away his parental rights? My partner has a 13 yr old who he has not seen since she was 3. The mother of this child told him when she left that he was to never have contact with her or see her ever again . To which he has not. Can he sign away his parental rights?
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    NSW Can absent parent apply to court for mediation direct with children - no parental rights?

    Hi, I have current orders that have been in effect for years stating I have sole parental responsibility and that the OP have no contact with the children unless the children choose to initiate contact with the OP, the children live with me full time. Over this period the children have always...
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    VIC Separated under one roof, do I have any rights?

    Hello My Ex and I have been separated under one roof , our 16 year old daughter is also with us. We were married for 30years. He ceased communicating with me once I told him I want a divorce and we need to discuss a parenting plan and property settlement. That was 8mths ago, he has stone...
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    NSW Is the other parent able to apply to court to force me to disclose information when they have no parental rights?

    I have had family orders in place for 5 years - I have sole parental responsibility and orders include the OP is to have no contact or time with the children and that the children live with me. There is a history of DV and for the past 5 years the OP has had no contact, does not pay child...
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    SA Sibling of the deceased rights?

    A couple of simple questions. As a sibling of the deceased (adult), If I believe matters are unresolved or sus, am I able to push matters further in regards to hiring a criminal lawyer, ensuring investigations are/were pursued thoroughly, able to acquire information from detectives, etc? Is...
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    Reversed into vehicle of my neighbour's visitor. What are my rights?

    Hi, I think I recently reversed into a car of my neighbour's relative which was parked on the street. It was my first time leaving the garage of the new property, I was in a lot of hurry and had my baby with me in the car. From all the stress I didn't even fully notice what happened when I felt...
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    Consent to Human Rights Violation

    Hello, I am currently completing a legal studies inquiry into the mandatory hotel quarantine system in Australia and the main question that has arisen from my research is can someone consent to having their human rights infringed upon or taken away. Thank you in advance for any help
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    WA Rights to remove room mate/guests

    Hi guys I'll give a quick background and ask a couple questions with this post So I rent a house in Perth right now, I'm the only person on the lease contract. I have a room mate that pays me to stay here however this person and the guests they invite over are giving me a bit of grief, they're...
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    QLD Granparents rights to see there granchildren.

    Hi I'm new to this form and would appreciate some legal advice, my ex and I both have 5 year protection order against each other, this has prevented me from time with the children. My mother has just joined as a party and the other side is contesting it. Where in the legislation does it say that...