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antisocial behavior

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Actions or a tendency to actions that are not in the public interest or that may harm others, e.g., vandalism, bullying, habitually aggressive driving, speeding.

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built environment

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A general term covering residential, industrial, and public buildings, roads, and services, such as water supplies, electrical wiring, and sewerage, in human settlements.

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capacity-building

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — International Law.

A term used mainly in international health meaning development of health systems in low-income countries. It includes activities directed at upgrading technical and professional skills and...

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case law

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The body of law set out in judicial decisions, as distinct from statute law. See also precedent.

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child protection

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Public Health and Epidemiology.

Most industrialized nations and some developing countries have enacted legislation aimed to protect infants and children by helping to ensure that they are provided with the necessities of...

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displaced persons

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Law.

People who have been obliged by war, natural disaster, political persecution, ethnic cleansing, or other cause, to relinquish their usual home and habitat, and seek refuge elsewhere within...

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Earth Summit

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Law.

Syn: Rio Summit. The United Nations conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, at which most of the world's political leaders acknowledged that the future of the human...

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food safety

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Law.

Policies, strategies, and tactics sanctioned by laws and regulations, monitored and enforced by national, state, provincial, and/or local public health authorities, aimed at ensuring that...

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freedom of choice

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Law.

The situation that ideally exists in liberal democracies when all people can decide for themselves how to conduct their lives, as long as they abide by the law and do not harm others. The...

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housing law

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A range of national laws and local ordinances intended mainly to protect the lives and health of the occupants of dwellings, especially communal dwellings such as tenements and lodging...

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