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  • autonomy
  • Practical autonomy is a sufficient condition for legal personhood as a noncomparative right. (els.net)
  • Among the serious problems of the existing guardianship system in Moldova, the study emphasizes the fact that it does not respect the will, preferences and autonomy of the person concerned. (ohchr.org)
  • practice
  • Legal Track -We seek a variety of workshops that will address important legal issues and practice skills for attorneys, law students, and legal staff who counsel, or want to counsel, T/GNC/NB clients. (mazzonicenter.org)
  • In practice, this person is not present at the court hearing and has no access to the procedure. (ohchr.org)
  • Focusing on the equality law we provide good practice tips for avoiding and dealing with claims about discrimination at work and how to deal with a complaint from a worker. (equalityhumanrights.com)
  • Fixed costs might sound like a legal technicality for lawyers to worry about, but in practice it will encourage non union lawyers to take short cuts and settle early (to avoid running up costs that they cannot get back). (docplayer.net)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the bioscience based knowledge, aetiology and relevant risk indicators which influence practice strategies and responses to conditions in children and young people with cancer. (uwe.ac.uk)
  • The summative assignment will be a 2500 word written assignment based on the care of a child or young person with cancer, that critically evaluates an aspect of care discussed in the module and relates to the students clinical practice. (uwe.ac.uk)
  • LGBTQ
  • The overwhelming response to this latest attack on equality sends a powerful message of solidarity to the LGBTQ community. (thebody.com)
  • These businesses are speaking out at a crucially important moment as the LGBTQ community faces relentless attacks on equality. (athleteally.org)
  • LGBTQ people deserve to be welcomed and included in all aspects of society, from the schools they attend to the bathrooms and locker rooms they use, the sports teams they play on, and the workplaces they dedicate their expertise and skills to. (athleteally.org)
  • The many contributions LGBTQ people make to our society should be celebrated, and never diminished or restricted in any way. (athleteally.org)
  • disabilities
  • It is not used as evidence that the right to abortion on the grounds of fetal abnormality is 'discriminatory' or causes discriminatory attitudes towards people with disabilities. (blogspot.co.uk)
  • The commission said it already had evidence that harassment of disabled people was widespread throughout Britain and that people with learning disabilities and mental health problems were at a particularly high risk. (communitycare.co.uk)
  • An increase in the number of cases of people with mental or intellectual disabilities declared incapacitated and placed under guardianship since 2009 reveals excessive vulnerability to abuse, according to a study (PDF ) carried-out at the request of the Moldovan Government to support reforms of the guardianship system that currently applies to people with mental or intellectual disabilities in Moldova, with the support of the UN Human Rights Office. (ohchr.org)
  • The study stresses that guardianship is a system that conflicts with the provisions of article 12 of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). (ohchr.org)
  • In this article, States recognize that people with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life. (ohchr.org)
  • States are asked to take necessary measures to provide people with disabilities access to the support they may need to exercise their legal rights. (ohchr.org)
  • In Moldova, problems arising from guardianship are linked directly to very serious abuse issues, both inside and outside residential institutions for people with mental or intellectual disabilities", said Claude Cahn, Human Rights Adviser with the UN team in Moldova. (ohchr.org)
  • Pillay expressed her concerns regarding the deprivation of legal capacity of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities at the end of her visit to Moldova. (ohchr.org)
  • People with disabilities need as far as possible to be integrated, not segregated, and strenuous efforts need to be made to help people lead an active life in the community rather than be locked away in institutions", she said. (ohchr.org)
  • Another issue highlighted in the study is that requests to declare persons legally incapacitated are most often filed by family members, and motivated by the incentive or pressure to gain access to social benefits, including pensions, patrimonial assets and inheritance of the person with disabilities. (ohchr.org)
  • The study is ground-breaking both for the Republic of Moldova as well as more generally for revealing issues concerning the treatment of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities. (ohchr.org)
  • The UN Committee had, in particular recommended to the Moldovan Government to amend existing legal provisions allowing complete removal or suspension of legal capacity, and develop provisions for assisted decision-making for persons with mental, intellectual or other disabilities. (ohchr.org)
  • In the past year, Tom and Rosemary Bellaire have grown accustomed to distraught phone calls in the middle of the night from their son, Rob, who lives in a residential home for people with disabilities. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The Bellaires say their situation is evidence of a statewide shortage of caregivers known as direct support professionals who feed, bathe and perform other essential tasks for people with disabilities. (chicagotribune.com)
  • With weeks left before the end of the legislative session, and lawmakers still at an impasse over the budget, advocates for people with disabilities say the worker crisis has gone from dire to potentially dangerous. (chicagotribune.com)
  • People with disabilities - many of whom waited years on lengthy lists for placement in group homes - are being moved into residential centers without enough staff to integrate them into their new surroundings, much less take them to the bathroom, administer medicine or feed them meals, advocates say. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Running out of options to address the shortage of direct support professionals, a legal rights group for people with disabilities last month filed a motion in federal court hoping to convince a judge that current conditions are in violation of a 2011 ruling known as the Ligas consent decree. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The decree ensures that, regardless of the state budget situation, funding continues for people with disabilities who want to live in community-based settings, and with the support needed, said Barry Taylor, vice president for civil rights for Equip for Equality, a legal services firm for people with disabilities. (chicagotribune.com)
  • We are losing more people than we are able to hire,' said Jim Haptonstahl, executive vice president of UCP Seguin, which provides day and residential program services for people with disabilities and runs the group home where Rob Bellaire lives. (chicagotribune.com)
  • legislation
  • However where the legislature has considered the balancing of conflicting rights and drawn up equality legislation intended to address this, the judiciary should respect these intentions. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  • Legal Momentum joined the call for "Right to Request" legislation, on both the state and federal levels, which would enable workers to improve productivity while also caring for their families. (legalmomentum.org)
  • Legal Momentum supports any legislation that would allow women and men to reach their full potential as workers, without abandoning their responsibilities to their families. (legalmomentum.org)
  • racial
  • That moment on the Cleveland Avenue bus turned a very private woman into a reluctant symbol and torchbearer in the quest for racial equality and of a movement that became increasingly organized and sophisticated in making demands and getting results. (toledoblade.com)
  • Winning marriage equality, like other single-issue fixes to the rights of oppressed groups, could mean the sidelining of other important LGBT issues and that the movement - like reproductive rights and racial equity - may stall and become vulnerable to new backlash strategies from the opposition, all of which could rollback the hard-fought progress of today. (buildingmovement.org)
  • advises
  • Lancashire County Council advises that: "If you have young people who bind their chests, monitor them carefully during physical activities and in hot weather. (thesun.co.uk)
  • inquiry
  • Public authorities in England and Wales will face an inquiry into their handling of disability-related harassment by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights , the watchdog announced today. (communitycare.co.uk)
  • Ruth Scott, director of policy and campaigns at disability Scope, said: "We would like to see the inquiry focus on how public authorities are raising awareness of disability related harassment among disabled people, to increase their confidence in reporting such cases, and supporting and training frontline staff across public authorities to ensure they respond appropriately and promptly. (communitycare.co.uk)
  • Workplace
  • For 45 years, Legal Momentum has fought to make the workplace more family-friendly and welcoming to women, including pregnant women and working mothers," said Penny M. Venetis, Executive Vice President and Legal Director. (legalmomentum.org)
  • ensure
  • The Equality Act 2010 makes it a legal requirement to ensure disabled people are not discriminated against. (tfl.gov.uk)
  • Since human rights belong to everyone, it is in the interests of the Australian community as a whole to ensure that the rights of homeless people are respected and protected. (humanrights.gov.au)
  • However, marriage has also become so identified as the movement, especially for non-LGBT allies, that it threatens to leave out other crucial issues that would ensure full acceptance and just treatment of all LGBT people. (buildingmovement.org)
  • Legal Momentum has reached out to the mayors of municipalities around the country urging them to follow New York's lead to ensure that appropriate pregnancy accommodations are available to all women who wish to take a civil service exam in their cities. (legalmomentum.org)
  • social
  • What is the definition of social equality? (reference.com)
  • Social equality is when certain goods and responsibilities are divided evenly across a society. (reference.com)
  • Social justice exists when equal people are treated equally and fairly. (dizerega.com)
  • Many people also think about social justice issues in these terms, claiming "So long as one man is not free no one is free," or "voting for the 'lesser evil' is still evil. (dizerega.com)
  • Once declared "incapable", this person no longer has the ability to engage in any legal relationships, such as to marry, divorce, conclude a work contract, to own property, claim social benefits, consent to medical treatment or even appeal a guardianship order. (ohchr.org)
  • Once the incapacity is declared, the concerned person is often placed in a "residential social institution", even though international and domestic law sets out a fundamental right to live in the community. (ohchr.org)
  • How will it capitalize on the current momentum to continue to advance a broad range of issues and to influence social norms in order to make equality both a legal right and a lived reality for LGBT people? (buildingmovement.org)
  • More than providing recognition and inclusion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, breaking down these institutional barriers has been an important avenue toward changing social norms. (buildingmovement.org)
  • Examine ethical, social and legal issues which impact on children and young person's cancer service provision and the inter-professional team. (uwe.ac.uk)
  • solicit
  • It also made it an offense for any such person or organization to solicit business for any attorney. (cornell.edu)
  • all persons have the right to solicit information that one needs without disclosing the reason, and to receive that information from any public entity within the period specified by law, at a reasonable cost. (opensource.org)
  • barriers
  • Wise SM (2001) A great shout - breaking the barriers to legal rights for Great Apes. (els.net)
  • good
  • The system is very good at locking people up, but getting out is very difficult", a patient told the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, during a visit to Chisinau Psychiatric Hospital during a visit to Moldova in November 2011. (ohchr.org)
  • More good news Another piece of good news for claimants and trade union legal services, but which is far less welcome when the detail is studied, is the decision not to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims. (docplayer.net)
  • order to make
  • In order to make use of the 'reasonable person' in the law, we need a particular conception of the 'reasonable person'--a set of standards or criteria that will enable us to sort the reasonable actions from the unreasonable ones. (typepad.com)
  • Freedom
  • They balanced the Article 9 right to freedom of religion and belief with other rights, including the rights of the LGBT people, as did the Ashers' ruling. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  • It is time for our people to obtain their unconditional freedom and national rights as required by international law. (un.org)
  • compensation
  • 1956, amended former statutes defining and punishing malpractice by attorneys so as to broaden the definition of solicitation of legal business to include acceptance of employment or compensation from any person or organization not a party to a judicial proceeding and having no pecuniary right or liability in it. (cornell.edu)
  • Sir Rupert Jackson one of Britain s top judges launched his costs review in response to constant insurance company complaints that legal costs were too high and of a growing compensation culture in the UK. (docplayer.net)
  • There is no suggestion that the other part of people s compensation (and often the biggest part) for things like loss of earnings should be increased. (docplayer.net)
  • women
  • What are some ways to promote equality between men and women? (reference.com)
  • Organizations such as the Independent Women's Forum, for example, exist to tell women that equality is actually bad for them. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Legal Momentum President and CEO Carol Robles-Rom├ín said, "In 2015, there is no excuse for denying pregnant women reasonable accommodations to enable them to work on an equal basis with everyone else. (legalmomentum.org)
  • gender identity
  • Cognizant of growing medical and scientific consensus, courts have recognized that policies that force people into a binary gender definition determined by birth anatomy fail to reflect the complex realities of gender identity and human biology. (hrc.org)
  • work
  • And though feminists continue to fight gender injustices, most people seem to think that outside of a few lingering battles, the work of the women's movement is done. (washingtonpost.com)
  • But that often means asking employees to work overtime, or pulling people from other parts of the nonprofit to do the grueling work performed by direct service professionals. (chicagotribune.com)
  • We applaud Legal Momentum's hard work on behalf of Officer Thompson and all PBA members. (legalmomentum.org)
  • argue
  • One may argue for legal personhood either a noncomparative or as a comparative right. (els.net)
  • Some critics of the reasonable person standard argue that its 'objectivity' is a mask for a bias that favors some groups over others. (typepad.com)
  • fairly
  • This is, after all, Legal Theory Blog , so I hope you will forgive me for starting at a fairly high level of abstraction. (typepad.com)
  • On the other hand, as fair rules for games demonstrate, people can be treated fairly and some still do better than others. (dizerega.com)
  • Disability
  • For example, we might, for example, distinguish between the 'reasonable person' and the 'reasonable intoxicated person' or the 'reasonable person with a developmental disability' or the 'reasonable person with a hot temper. (typepad.com)
  • This has resulted in public bodies consistently failing to protect people with a learning disability and their families. (communitycare.co.uk)
  • provide
  • Section 6 of the same article emphasizes the right all persons have "to be assured that information services, computerized or not, public or private, do not provide information that affects personal and family intimacy" . (opensource.org)
  • While cases dealing with competing human rights or equality rights claims are relatively rare, there are legal decisions which provide some guidance on the key legal principles people can use when resolving competing rights claims. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Rather legal decisions have identified a number of fundamental principles that provide guidance in how to approach, as well as what to avoid, in dealing with a competing rights claim. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • freedoms
  • A consistent principle in the case law is that no legal right is absolute but is inherently limited by the rights and freedoms of others. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • promote
  • This year the day aims to promote the involvement of disabled people in the UN's Millennium Development Goals which aim to tackle problems such as reducing poverty and improving health in member states. (communitycare.co.uk)
  • address
  • It is also clear that the law in this area continues to evolve, with new legal developments, such as the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the so-called "Niqab decision" continuing to increase our understanding of how to address competing rights claims. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Legal Momentum Board member Loria Yeadon spearheaded an event with Legal Momentum in Bellevue, Washington, on August 15 to raise awareness of campus sexual assault in colleges today and address ways to end the epidemic. (legalmomentum.org)
  • treatment
  • it is a form of political expression, and a means for achieving the lawful objectives of equality of treatment by all governments, federal, state and local, for the members of the Negro community. (cornell.edu)
  • EHRC commissioner Mike Smith said: "Disabled people experiencing harassment can become conditioned to hostile treatment, or are sometimes told to ignore it by those around them - including by public authorities. (communitycare.co.uk)
  • lawyers
  • a) Although petitioner is a corporation, it may assert its right and that of its members and lawyers to associate for the purpose of assisting persons who seek legal redress for infringement of their constitutionally guaranteed rights. (cornell.edu)
  • word
  • The word 'reasonable' is used in a wide variety of legal contexts, some of which have very little to do with the reasonable person. (typepad.com)
  • In mathematical terms, the word equality is defined as two numbers that have the same quantity or the same value. (reference.com)
  • definition
  • While not strictly within the current definition of people who are homeless, there is debate as to whether their experience of inadequate housing means they should be included in the group of homeless persons. (humanrights.gov.au)
  • fundamental
  • If a nonhuman animal has the capacity to possess any legal right, the issue is then whether she should be entitled to such fundamental legal rights as bodily liberty and bodily integrity, and whether she should have the legal right to sue to enforce those rights. (els.net)
  • Legal personhood is the fundamental building block of legal rights. (els.net)
  • matter
  • To determine whether it should be legal to use a nonhuman animal in genetics research, one needs to evaluate whether she should have the capacity to possess any legal right at all, that is, whether she should be deemed a 'legal person', as a matter of liberty, equality or both. (els.net)
  • A Level 1 legal person may possess any of an infinite number of legal rights, again as a matter of liberty and equality. (els.net)
  • young
  • What kind of Europe do we want to pass on to our children and young people? (eliant.eu)
  • This includes disabled people, those in wheelchairs or otherwise, older people, young children and their carers, people with heavy or bulky baggage, and those with bicycles. (tfl.gov.uk)
  • mental
  • There is a suggestion that the current law, which allows for abortion after 24 weeks where there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would have serious physical or mental abnormalities, is "contrary to the Equality Act 2010" . (blogspot.co.uk)
  • pregnancy
  • Although evidence was accepted from a range of individuals and organisations (including Brook and fpa) that which is presented in the report, and the final recommendations, are heavily weighted towards those who would like to see the legal right to terminate a pregnancy due to serious fetal abnormality removed completely. (blogspot.co.uk)