Human Rights

This category gathers all the questions about the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. Questions should include but are not limited to the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.

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Labor and Employment Law
Human Rights

How do you file harassment charges in Colorado?

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Human Rights

Is there honor killing in Malaysia?



No, I haven't heard anything about Malaysia, even from insiders and Christians, because I'm a Bible prophecy researcher, and I get records of countries that kill Christians and don't announce it on the news. There were a few militant groups in Malaysia, there were people killed and injured. But unlike Egypt, China and Libya's governments and people, Malaysia's government people doesn't support these killings. Malaysia isn't part of the Muslim Brotherhood. The government of Malaysia is much dedicated to protecting non-Muslim and non-Malay people's rights. In fact, Malaysia even celebrates a holiday dedicated to religious freedom. Unlike in Indonesia, where entire villagers chase and kill Christians. I think when the Tribulation Period starts, whether it be seven years of 42 months; God will probably lead his people living in Southeast Asia to flee to Malaysia. It is even possible that Malaysia will be one of the nations that hides members of the second 144,000 that are chased around the world.

Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina and Jordan are on the prophecy list for the hospitable nations.

Passport Requirements
Human Rights
Visas - Document

What countries that Angolan passport holder enter visa free?

43 countries... read here....

Intrigue and Unsolved Mysteries
Human Rights
Conflict Resolution

What causes people to rebel?

People take arms in their hands when they are oppressed, have fire in their stomach, when their basic human and civil rights are grossly violated by the oppressors. In India, the Maoists have rebelled against the authority after they capitalized the sufferings of the tribal people, who were denied their land rights even in their home land where they have been living for centuries,after they remain starved for days together, denied to collect fire woods for their livlihood.

Human Rights

What age can you play the lottery in Germany?


Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out
Law & Legal Issues
Human Rights

What are the responsibilities of a daughter?

Opinions from Contributors:


Expectations of a daughter's responsibilities vary according to the culture in which she lives. Cleaning the house, obeying her mother and respecting her parents may be what is required of her in some cultures.

In other cultures parents regard one of a daughter's (or a son's) main responsibilities as being to study dutifully, successfully complete her education to the highest level of her ability, and then obtain high status, well paid employment.

It might also be regarded as a daughter's (or son's) duty to marry well and produce children.

When parents become elderly, with failing health, it is regarded in most cultures as mainly a daughter's duty to take responsibility for their emotional and practical support, and for either providing, or else arranging, personal care for them.


Basic responisibilities of the daughter include :

  • Obey family orders
  • Obey and follow the family rules and regulations
  • Respect the culture, tradition, religion
  • Fulfill the expectations of family
  • Never betray trust of family members
  • Make everyone in family proud by her good deeds
  • Keep everyone in family happy and satisfied
  • Spread love and trust in family.


It is important to distinguish between legal and cultural responsibilities. The above deals with cultural expectations. In all developed nations, there are very few legal responsibilities that children have to their parents. And no distinctions are made between a daughter and a son in terms of legal responsibilities for their parents.

In the developed world, legal responsibilities of children for their parents are almost universally voluntarily assumed: children are often the designated heirs, and will fulfill roles such as executioner of the estate, medical proxy, and even legal guardianship. However, these type of legal responsibilities are something that the child and parent must agree upon, and cannot be forced onto the child (if the child defers receiving them, such duties, at the last resort, fall to the state to resolve, usually via a court-appointed 3rd party). That is, developed nations assume that an adult is responsible for arranging their own affairs, and that no other adult has an inherent (non-voluntary) duty to manage another's affairs.

In the developing world, which seldom has an extensive legal framework and body of laws, cultural norms are enforced as legal requirements. That is, law is based on custom. In developing countries that have created a more independent and formal legal system, custom is often used as a guideline where the laws haven't been explicit - that is, judges will enforce customary roles (usually with some flexibility based on the particular facts of the case) when the law doesn't provide explicit instructions. This hybrid approach is typical found in a country moving from a purely customary legal system to one of explicit legal formalism.

Parenting and Children
Human Rights

Do parents have the right to randomly inspect teenager's rooms?

  • Yes, parents do have the right to randomly inspect the teenager's room only if they suspect their teen may be using drugs or alcohol; checking out what their young teen is up too on the the Internet and the parent has seen a great change in their teen. Otherwise the teen has the right to their privacy within reason just as a parent needs some privacy. Without just cause a parent should not inspect the teen's room or read their diary.

Yes parents do have this right. Since their children are presumably minors, parents have legal control over their children. Since this behavior is not breaking the law, it is acceptable behavior. However, teenagers should have privacy like any other human being, and there should be a good reason to search the room, such as possession of a weapon, drugs, etc.

Guinness World Records
Human Rights

Do people that are homeless get a home again?

I suppose that depends on the homeless person in question, some get it together and find jobs others do not.

Human Rights

Why educate for peace?

Peace is the core of everything.

I disagree, education is the core. It is education that defeats ignorance and it is ignorance that allows injustice. If you look at any repressive government you will find a system that is set up to restrict higher education or if not restrict it but to control the curriculum. History is important, to know what has happened is very important and if you rely on someone or something that has an interest in anything other than the spread of knowledge you are giving someone power over you. It is not just the individual facts that a person has stored in their memory that defines education in this sense. The true power in education is the ability to think critically. It is an ability, I fear, that is becoming more and more rare. To be able to collect data and then form it into a cohesive thought or idea is what education is supposed to be all about. It is my opinion that most people do not TRULY form their own independent opinion. They are influenced by factors that have been designed to LEAD them to a conclusion. Few people search for answers anymore.

Enough of my rant! Answer the question! I believe the statement, "Educate for peace" is begging you to find out why a particular situation does not have peace. EDUCATE yourself as to the problems that have led to the conflict. Only then can people find a solution. Also, if you see the statement as a way to prevent conflict and maintain peace then you must educate yourself to know what has maintained it in the past and know how to resolve issues without escalating to conflict. These things can be done on a personal up to National level.

US Constitution
Human Rights

Can you use an ak47 to protect your home?

Yes, if you live in a state that allows Class III weapons (i.e. full automatic rifles). Other "copies" of the AK, such as the MAK-90 or MAADI are legal as long as the state you live in allows them.

Also, note that NO fully automatic weapon manufactured after 1986 is legal in any part of the United States, except to specially licensed government officials as a part of their job. Such weapons are classified as "machine guns" and the law allowing legal ownership by private individuals (even when licensed) has now lapsed. You may purchase one of the dwindling numbers of AKs made prior to the 1986 ban, but extremely few of them exist, and the cost of them are extreme ($10,000 or more); you will require a Federal license to buy such a weapon, and this requires a significant background check.

If your AK-47 has been permanently converted to semi-automatic status, then check with your local law enforcement to see if your state (and/or city) allows for the possession of such a weapon. For instance, California explicitly bans even modified AK weapons, but many other states allow them.

Any weapon authorized for legal possession can be legally used to protect your home. However, many states have laws around when deadly force may be legally used in protection of property, not human life. For instance, many states require you to retreat into your house before using deadly force - e.g. you must first exhaust all reasonable attempts to flee before using the weapon. Talk to a local defense lawyer about the laws of your state with respect to use of deadly force.

Law & Legal Issues
Human Rights
Al Sharpton

How can you contact Rev Al Sharpton for his help?

Answer: To Contact Al SharptonAl has an organization called the National Action Network.

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Human Rights
Al Sharpton
Arbitration, Mediation, and Dispute Resolution

How can you contact the Reverend Al Sharpton?

Al has an organization called the National Action Network.

The web address is posted in the Related Link below

Founding Fathers
Human Rights

Is freedom of speech the same in every country?

There are different levels of free speech in different countries. In 'Westernised' countries, such as the UK, US, France, Germany, Australia, etc. there are high levels of free speech. However in Iran, Syria, North Korea, China, etc. there is no free speech.

Human Rights

How do you show patriotism in my community?

Patriotism is defined as a love for or a devotion to one's country. With the events that happened in America on September 11th, patriotism has been in everyone's mind and heart. Young men and women have been enlisting in the armed forces to support America. Americans are flying flags on their cars and homes to show their patriotism. Millions of Americans are donating money and blood in support of the victims of the attacks. I would define patriotism as a loyalty and commitment to America and the people in our country.

One way to define patriotism is to look at an example of my enlistment in the Army and the training that I received in Basic. I decided to join the Army in 1996 after an unsuccessful attempt at college. I decided I wanted to serve my country by defending our freedom in the event that a war should happen and help other countries abroad defend their freedom also. It was in Basic Training that I was taught hand-to-hand combat, how to accurately fire a M16 machine gun, ground tactics and camouflage. The training I received prepared me to be ready to defend America. I was committed to serve and protect the country where I lived. I was displaying my patriotism for America by defending the freedoms that I and other Americans have in this country.

Citizenship and Marriage
Human Rights

How can an illegal alien become a US citizen?

They can't. That said, if the alien has a way of getting a green card now, like a resident relative, there may be ways to keep him here while the paperwork goes thru. If they don't have any means of getting a green card despite their being illegal, then they cannot become citizens or residents, period. Maybe through an amnesty.

It MAY be possible, though attempting poses considerable risk of being deported.

there are 2 ways to become a legal.

first,it is hard to become citizen for a illegal person. but they have a chance to do it. first of all that person's status must br convert in to the F1 visa status and get a admission in a good college or university. in order to do that you must have to Jamaica for reinstatement process. once you are in in status, get a admission in college. after your college you apply for opt then H1 visa. then you go for green card and finally citizenship. these steps might looks easy and short. but i am sorry to say that it is not. it is really long process.

i know how one fill being a illegal that's why i am sharing this information.

Second,the most easiest way to become a ligel is find and citizen girl or boy and marry to them. by this way, you will become citizen in short period of time.

If you are asking about the following case:

  1. You are in the country (USA) illegally
  2. You wish to get a green card WITHOUT leaving the country

This is NOT possible UNLESS you can successfully apply for asylum, which is based on the expectation of political or religious persecution in your home country, and is not simple to do. ALL other routes to a green card require that the applicant at some point during the process apply FROM THEIR HOME COUNTRY. That is, even by marrying a U.S. citizen, the paperwork requires that the non-citizen apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their Home Country. There is no way to remain inside the U.S. and become a legal resident.

Note that this is true for the vast majority of legal US Visas, too. That is, most visas are of a Temporary nature, and are what is called "Non-convertible". That is, once you are admitted into the US on a certain visa, you cannot then later "convert" this visa into another by applying for that visa WITHOUT returning to your home country first. Only a specific few types of visa will allow you to remain inside the US and be converted to another one.

Please use this answer page for actual current law and processes for adhering to the law. Please do not include contact information for immigration lawyers or other such folks, OTHER than US Government websites and contact points.

Please see the Discussion area for more news and updates about current events related to illegal immigration, particularly as the current enforcement of existing laws is undergoing considerable review and changes are common.

Human Rights

What human rights were denied in the Holocaust?

In a major holocaust, mass butchering takes place, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. All sorts of human rights are violated. Specially the basic and most fundamental 'Right to Live' is grossly denied. This is the most tragic part of any holocaust.


'irrespective of caste, creed or religion'? No, certain groups are targeted. It isn't random spree-killing.

Human Rights

Is it legal somewhere to murder someone with a chainsaw and if so where?

Yes. In war, it is technically legal to kill opposing soldiers with a chainsaw. Current wars include the Afghanistan war, and the Israel-Palestine war.


Have to disagree on a technicality. MURDER- as opposed to killing- is defined as the unlawful killing of another human being, with malice (bad intentions) . Killing in combat, an execution by the state, killing in self defense are not murder. The original question is" "Is it legal to illegally kill someone with...." and the answer is NO.

Human Rights

What the procedure for adding surname in name?

in india, especally in state of tamilnadu, people use their father name {piority} or their mother name as their surname name. they don't have family name or house name. For example current tamilnadu chief minister name is M.Karunanidhi because his father name is Muthuvelar and mother name is Anjugam, he given his father name as his surname and initial. And his childrens keeps his name as surname, for example M.K.Stalin. But in case of other state they will keep their family name or their house name as their surname.

Academic Writing
Human Rights
Slogans and Mottos
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

Slogans on child rights?

we are the child please give us the right to make our own choice.

Human Rights

What human rights have been taken away?

Taking away of human rights may vary from one country to other. Under military regime,most frequent violation of human rights include freedom of free speech, free religious worship by minority communities which are taken away by military juntas. However under democratic set up, this ocasionaly happens, though human right activists act as watch dog for protection of human rights.

Religion & Spirituality
Political Science
Human Rights

What motivates people to seek religious freedom?

Religion, as with many other human ideologies, is not purely a personal thing but also a form of communication and identification. In society, therefore, religion often encompasses not only belief but active expression and participation in affairs involved with that religion (which vary based on the religion in question). Because religion, in my opinion, has this element, there is a motivation for people with belief systems to wish for protections in their religious lives. In history, this often has taken place when a minority religious group (e.g.) Protestants; Muslims; Hebrews) have been repressed in their action by the majority and, therefore, wish to seek formal legal enforcement to protect their ability to follow their religion.

Criminal Law
Jail Incarceration
Human Rights

How long can they hold you in jail before trial in Indiana?

Once you have been charged and arraigned you should go to trial in 90 days or less (i.e.: right to a "speedy" trial). However, if your defense attorney requests a waiver of speedy trial and asks for more time (for whatever reason) the judge will usually grant their request. Also, if the prosecution asks for an extension of the time limit, AND YOUR ATTORNEY AGREES TO IT, the judge will usually grant that also. If you're that anxious to go to trial, speak with your defense attorney and ask them what the holdup is.

Gay Lesbian and Bisexual
Human Rights

When did homosexuality become in issue in the US?

Homosexual acts have been a concern in some cultures throughout recorded history. In some cases, they were of minor concern, in other cases they came to have critical importance. The idea of homosexual persons, however, did not arise in Europe until the 19th century.

In the United States, homosexuality got little attention until the First World War, when a number of men who had previously been isolated "discovered" each other while in the military. After the war, these men tended to settle along the coasts, where they found it easier to establish relationships in larger cities like New York and San Francisco. Even then, most people weren't too concerned, since most homosexuals were "closeted" -- hidden from casual view.

In the 1950's, however, some politicians used "the threat of homosexuality" to get votes and political power. US Senator Joseph McCarthy was among those who claimed that the government was "riddled with homosexuals" who would -- somehow -- allow Communists to take over the country. Small groups of homosexuals staged various peaceful protests, mostly in the New York - Washington D. C. corridor, but the movement remained low key until the "sexual revolution" of the 1960's.

In 1969, a group of drag queens (homosexual men who performed as women in drag shows) and their friends revolted against police harassment by taking over the Stonewall Bar in New York for 3 days, launching the modern gay rights movement in the United States.

Civil Lawsuits
Human Rights

Do you pay tax on a winning settlement in a lawsuit?

This depends on what the settlement consist of. Any part of the settlement that is reimbursement for medical expenses or pain and suffering is not taxable. If part of the settlement consists of reimbursement for lost wages, that is taxable. That is because, had you received those wages back then, you would have had to pay taxes on them. It is basically taxable money that you didn't get till after you should have.

Human Rights

How do you ensure justice for all?

Ensuring justice for all is used in a broader sense. As an individual I can see whether any infringement of basic human rights are being violated or not. I have to see that the law of the country is fair to all, irrespective of person's financial strata i.e. rich poor alike. The various social welfare schemes floated by the Government meant mainly for upliftment of the poor and down trodden,are often misused and reach a small fraction to whom it is meant. Under democratic set up, people vote to power the political party who ensures social justice to all.


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