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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 Father giving up parental rights

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    SA My financial rights during a seperation

    If I commence separation, how do I protect our assets or debt if he takes out credit or has an accident drink driving? What are my rights? Does evidence of a separation protect me and my children?
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    Hi, Let me preface this by making it known that I am not an anti vaxxer, I am vaccinated for basically everything we can and should be and I have previously had my children vaccinated appropriately without hesitation. Science works and I have a pretty low opinion of the people who before this...
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    QLD Treatment of pre-marriage shares, used for post-marriage rights issues, in a settlement

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    QLD Grandparents rights to grandchildren..

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