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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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  1. K

    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...
  2. natasha.ann

    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...
  3. R

    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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. P

    NSW Difference between Rights of Access and rights of Carriageway

    I have beeen unable to obtain a logic explanation as to the difference between the two. My beef is that the dominant property with the right of access insists on using that right to drive their vehicles, caravans, and trailers through our titled and narrow 3.5 metre driveway into their...
  7. J

    VIC What legal rights does a property purchaser have if they cannot settle on a deal because of Covid?

    Good Morning, my friends (American husband Indonesian wife) who are Australian Permanent Residents, purchased a block of land with a 10% deposit in Melbourne some time ago. The blocks have now been titled and are due to settle shortly. They want to settle as they love the block and the new...
  8. I

    QLD Son at risk - what are our rights?

    Hello all. I'd like some advice, if possible, relating to our legal rights in our situation. We have not yet sought advice from a lawyer as the urgency has just transpired this weekend, however we're attending a CPS office in the morning (Monday). My partner has a 12 year old son who lives...
  9. R

    VIC used car purchase

    If I purchase a used car and the odometer reading is incorrect can I return for a refund
  10. S

    QLD Real Estate Agents and Tennants Rights

    Hi, and thank you so kindly for reading: I believe I have the rights to sue a real estate agency but don't know where to go from here. Can you recommend any pro bona lawers? I also feel doing this helps as I do not want anyone else to end up in the situation as myself. My issues are: 1...