Essays Tagged: "Civil Liberties"

Discuss the principle or principles that underpin, or should underpin, UK discrimination law.

IntroductionThe late Peter Duffy, QC, a leading civil liberties lawyer explained in his 1997 Stonewall Lecture that it is a duty for all of us to tr ... ether or not it substantively does so. It should be noted here that the essay is concerned with the civil discrimination law in this country and not aspects of the criminal law such as the Incitement ... actually are, behind our law in this area.The Principle of RedressOne principle that underpins our civil law in general, including anti-discrimination law, is the idea of justice and therefore redres ...

(23 pages) 332 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

A term paper on Democracy

n though by definition, America is a "free" country. There are certain limitations on one's rights. Civil Liberties are the "specific rights of a free society that are protected by the Bill of Rights. ... society that are protected by the Bill of Rights." The Supreme Court makes decisions in the area of civil liberties and individual rights, these decisions often show the tension between liberty and or ...

(3 pages) 155 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Drug testing in schools. The issue of drug testing in public schools. The postion is for drug testing and gives reasons and quotas from laws.

d issue in the United States. This issue raises questions regarding the protection of the students' civil liberties and the moral obligations the schools have to parents, students and society. Schools ...

(5 pages) 199 1 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Advantages of Jury Trials in the Canadian justice system.

suing protocols established ensure that juries are not prejudiced in nature. Secondly, they protect civil liberties, due process and other aspects of the justice system and trials. Furthermore, trials ... bring what the common citizen wants from the laws, to the laws. Secondly, jury trials ensure us our civil liberties and fundamental freedoms (Granger, 8). While these are guaranteed and protected by t ...

(8 pages) 124 0 4.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Lincoln and the Civil War This essay is an account of Lincoln's venerable actions during the Civil War with citations to sources.

The Civil War remains one of the most tragic national crises in America's history. The destructive warfa ... he sin of slavery. Lincoln went to great lengths to preserve the Union, even at the cost of certain civil liberties. Undoubtedly, his actions and policies during that time of revolution were venerable ... edly, his actions and policies during that time of revolution were venerable.Lincoln curtailed many civil liberties during the war. He took what he believed to be necessary measures to prevent the dea ...

(2 pages) 89 0 2.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Limiting of Civil Liberties

re have been discrepancies about it's boundaries. Specifically, when it comes to limitations of our civil liberties. Many cases have gone through the supreme courts pertaining to just this subject, fr ... and potentially vulnerable to espionage. Korematsu remained in San Leandro, California and violated Civilian Exclusion Order No. 34 of the U.S. Army. The question presented was: If the President and C ...

(4 pages) 152 0 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

1905 The Niagara Movement.

uffrage they believed that they should protest for there political rights. They believed that there civil liberties were continually being violated and that blacks deserved the same civil liberties as ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Racism, A Scar on the Face of Humanity

t it took about 200 years for American government to grant equal rights to every citizen, after the Civil Rights movement. The law for equality was passed in 1964, but its implementation is not yet co ... hysical and psychological, racial profiling and hate crimes.Police, who people view as protector of Civil Liberties, has become one of the leading causes of racism in this country. Physical abuse of e ...

(8 pages) 239 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Is a bill of rights wrong?

It's not often here in Australia, a first world country, that people realize just how many civil liberties they actually are entitled to. Within Australia's constitution, rights like freedom ... included in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. But how far should our civil liberties extend? Do we deserve more rights or should restrictions be placed on our liberties? ...

(3 pages) 129 3 4.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Biography and Critical Analysis of James Weldon Johnson and his work "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man"

iness blocked. Blacks have found themselves having to fight for amendments in order to secure their civil liberties, although the constitution also claimed that all were created equal. Yet through the ...

(9 pages) 107 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Police and criminal evidence Act 1984 and the public's growing mistrust.

ublic are worried that the increasing power of the police to stop and search are an infringement of civil liberties. Of particular concern is recent legislation (e.g., the Terrorism Act (2000)) that a ...

(6 pages) 96 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

To what extent are judges politically neutral?

The Judiciary and Civil LibertiesAssignment 3:To what extent are judges politically neutral?In theory there should be ... ir departments can break the law, MPs can be charged with breaking laws about election expenses and civil servants can be charged with handing over secrets about their political 'bosses'. A member of ... g if they are found guilty.Judges' decisions can make life easy or difficult for ministers, Mps and civil servants, so in this respect their decisions are bound to be 'political'. One example was when ...

(2 pages) 126 8 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

On Liberty - John Stuart Mill

s on individual freedom, both social and political. His intended audience is educated, healthy and 'civilized' adults. He equates our personal freedoms with the pursuit of happiness, in particular, fr ... is to develop and succeed. He argues that the government should not interfere with an individual's civil liberties as long as a person's action does not harm another. He feels that the basis of a hea ...

(4 pages) 138 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Comparison and Contrast of the Political Ideologies of North Korea and Canada and their International Business Practices

". "Free" in this manner, and for all intense purposes, describes the level of political rights and civil liberties of the people. "As defined by Freedom House, political rights refer to people's abil ... 's ability to vote and run for public office and, as elected officials, to vote on public policies. Civil liberties include people's freedom to develop views, institutions, and personal autonomy apart ...

(2 pages) 43 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Is the constitution effective?

the rights of states have been frequent. Combined with the separation of powers, the protection of civil liberties, and the ability to create a national identity, the Constitution cannot be considere ... ate an effective part of the government where certain powers were separated, and they did just that.Civil liberties are basic rights guaranteed by laws or by a constitution. Usually when an American t ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Minority Report

st films set in 2054 Washington DC, encapsulates the very real struggle between law enforcement and civil liberties in an accessible yet thought-provoking way. It is a story that dramatises issues of ... y in light of the post September 11 attack which rushed people around the world to relinquish their civil liberties and rights to privacy at the request of the government in promising that greater sec ...

(4 pages) 110 1 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Liberal or Authoritarian? How would you evaluate the 1993 Russian constitution? Draw on the constitution to illustrate your answer.

ion or;[n] A person who favours a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.Authoritarian:[adj.] Characterized by or favouring absolute obedience to authority, ... debate over its ideological grounding.The second chapter of the constitution dealing with human and civil rights is its most perceptible liberal section, especially when considering the human rights v ...

(10 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

What impact will the Human Rights Act (1998) have upon public policy immunity?

pectable that it would have a profound impact on many areas of law which deal with these rights and civil liberties. Among the affected fields, public policy immunity stands out as a theme that is con ... the performance of ordinary police duties by diverting police resources to the defence of the many civil actions that would ensue." In his textbook on tort law, Rogers discussed how public prosecutio ...

(11 pages) 132 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Broken Promises

amending the Constitution than any other president in US history. He has removed more freedoms and civil liberties from Americans than any other presidents, and in a little more than two years has cr ... eated the most divided country in decades, possible the most divided the US has ever been since the civil war. This is the man we call our president. John Kerry, Howard Dean, Edward Clark, Joe ...

(3 pages) 57 2 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Ethnic Profiling and Civil Rights

m the profiling is directed. Profiling is not only political but also a moral issue that defies the civil liberties set out for everyone in the Constitution set by our forefathers. In any case, the us ... ng of bags are able to be non-U.S. citizens (National 3). Profiling at its worst is at the hands of civilians. After 9/11, airplane passengers complained by profiling those seemingly of Middle Eastern ...

(12 pages) 273 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights