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African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

The African Children's Charter was established under the aegis of the OAU in July 1990 (OAU DOC. CAB/LEG/24.9/49) and came into effect on 28 November 1999. Modeled on the Convention ...

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bill of Rights

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Politics.

A statement of the privileges, immunities, and authorities to act that may be legally and morally claimed by the citizens of a state within the bounds of reason, truth, and the accepted...

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female genital mutilation

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(FGM)

Circumcision of the female genitalia that is not medically necessary. The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 makes it a criminal offence for anyone to perform as a principal,...

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freedom of association

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act1998 protect freedom of peaceful assembly and association with others, including the right to engage in...

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international human rights law

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

International human rights law is the term applied to the body of international legal rules binding upon states that aims to guarantee the freedom of the individual from arbitrary state ...

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poverty reduction

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Poverty has a profound impact on people's physical, social, and emotional welfare. In its extreme forms, it can undermine their human dignity and deprive them of the fundamental human right...

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right to life

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A right set out in Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and now part of UK law as a consequence of the Human Rights Act1998. The right to life does not make the use of the...

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self-determination

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

(in international law) The right of a people living within a non‐self‐governing territory to choose for themselves the political and legal status of that territory. They may choose...

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third generation rights

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

This term is sometimes used to describe human rights attributed to cultural groups, including minority language rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, and of cultural minorities in...

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