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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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    WA Father never wanted child

    I'm recently pregnant with my ex's child. When he found out he tried to force me into an abortion and I decided against it, causing him to leave because "he wouldn't be forced into being a father". Two weeks later he has messaged me saying he misses me and wants this baby. I explained to him I...
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    Rights as Dominant easement holder

    I have got myself in a pickle over a <1m strip of land along the fence of our property. The land is owned by the neighbour and we have a free and unrestricted right of way over the land as it is ‘on our side of the fence’. The neighbour had no services running through the land. We made an...
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    VIC Faulty used car and my rights

    I just bought a used car from a dealer and when I tried to drive it home l found the car would not go into gear. So l eventually had to have the car towed back to the dealer. He now tells me it has around $3000 worth of repairs . What rights do l have?
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    NSW Fathers rights

    Hi i have an AVO against my son's (5 months) father. He threaten in descriptive detail how he was going to kill me when I was 5 months pregnant, I received a court letter today saying he wants to revoke his AVO so he can get visitation for his son. He isn't on the birth certificate, I have...
  5. JazKaz

    Rights of law students regarding biased gradings by lecturer

    Something has sparked my interest... Question: What rights do law students have to access commutative justice when a retiring lecturer gives one a failing grade for an assessment and the comments on the piece are: “I am giving you this grade because I do not like you”. This question is based...
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    VIC Employee rights for personal data

    Just looking on some clarity from the privacy and data protection act 2014 and how it relates to my question. Can personal smartphones synced to the company network be searched during a digital forensic investigation. What rights do employees have? Does there have to be something stipulated in...
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    VIC Bought a lemon car off a private seller, second hand, has caused me significant damage. Wondering what my rights are?

    HI there, I bought a Ford Ranger 2007 second-hand from a private seller on 26 Feb, 2020 - i bought it through carsales.com.au. On the description the owner disclosed that 2 things needed fixing - the rear light and new tires. After purchase i took it to the mechanic and they fixed those things...
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    NSW Do I have any rights during a parent's divorce?

    Hi, I've devoted my entire life to helping to run and manage the family farm with the promise of inheriting the farm and keeping it in the family. Half the farm business assets have very recently been put in trust to me, my father still owns the land. I've discovered my father now is getting...
  9. JMVR

    VIC Rights to estranged fathers estate

    I am wondering if someone can help me with a few questions before I contact a lawyer. I have been estranged from my biological father since I was very young, around 2 years old. My mother has also no contact with him during this period and has since remarried. I am now in my mid thirties...
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    WA Executors rights

    My uncle is the executor to my grandfather's estate (only money no property). My grandfather moved to Australia to live with my mum in 2016. Mum cared for him as well as my dad until he went into a nursing home in late 2019. He past this Feb in 2020. My grandfather was in full control of his...