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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the part of the property of a Scottish burgh, in the form of land or funds, that is at the disposal of the community
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Noun1.common good - the good of a community
good - benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
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The Firm specializes in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with employment discrimination, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, whistleblower, consumer fraud, and other claims.
The City also airs prerecorded programs of general public interest and a bulletin board providing information specific to the City.
KARACHI -- Football is the world's most popular sport however, in Pakistan cricket beats it when it comes to general public interest especially for the local players and the domestic league.
The ECJ said the rights of people whose privacy has been infringed outweighed the general public interest.
Parliaments are places for characters who can give as good as they get, in the general public interest, and then shake hands and have a laugh about it afterwards.
There is a need to consider the general public interest, not just the needs of the public in Lanarkshire.
This is enough to declare 2012 a year of waste in terms of politics in the general public interest.
What is even more worrisome is the apparent lack of proper decision-making mechanisms that should include a wide range of government, private and non-governmental partners, especially when it comes to issues of general public interest, and the lack of interest or understanding that decisions need to be discussed in the public arena before during and after they are made.
During previous hearing, Afshan Ghazzanfar, counsel for Shehri-Citizens for Better Environment (CBE), had contended that it was purely a human rights issue involving general public interest and the Court should hear it as a green bench was constituted to deal with environmental issues.
Seven more chapters give further background, discussing piracy in China, the WTO dispute settlement system, the need for a general public interest exception, human rights, and the role of competition law, among other topics.
On the other hand, Khaled Abo Ismail, former president of the Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Commerce, told state-run Al-Ahram that the issue must be looked into with a more comprehensive view in terms of general public interest.
In the general public interest and specifically to guard against the possibility of successful legal challenge to decisions it is necessary to demonstrate that all relevant matters were fully taken into account in reaching decisions.

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