equality before the law

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Noun1.equality before the law - the right to equal protection of the laws
human right - (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)
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The Constitutional Council had been seized by deputies who challenged in particular the conformity of the text with the principle of equal access to education and equality before the law, questioned the clarity and intelligibility of its drafting and affirmed that the The legislature disregarded the extent of its competence by not detailing in particular the criteria for analyzing the consistency between the project, the skills and knowledge of future students on the one hand and the characteristics of the courses on the other.
The petitioner request the court to order enforcement of fundamental rights of equality before the law (Article 25) and direct the federation to initiate preliminary steps towards application of accountability laws to all members of the judiciary and military.
It is about time that the Philippine government grant couples, whether they are of the opposite or of the same-sex, adequate legal instruments to recognize their partnerships, respecting their dignity and recognizing their equality before the law," Abu said.
I believe in equality before the law, and I believe that babies are human beings, even before they are born.
Mustafa stressed the importance of the law as a tool to achieve three key goals in society, including personal and social security, stability, and equality before the law.
In order to respond to the question why public prosecutor breached the fundamental principle which anticipates equality before the law means determining the true motives for his actions.
He added: "I am here to state my support and my Government's support for equality before the law and individual freedom for all citizens wherever they may reside.
In the words of our Supreme Court, 'Social justice does not champion division of property or equality of economic status; what it and the Constitution do guaranty are equality of opportunity, equality of political rights, equality before the law, equality between values given and received, and equitable sharing of the social and material goods on the basis of efforts exerted in their production.
A common tenet in democratic societies is equality before the law," Toner said.
We also need to remind ourselves to fulfill the pledge made by our founding fathers on our behalf to safeguard the rights and interest of the non Muslim citizens and to ensure equality before the law of all, he said.
Sine qua non characteristics of such a state can be listed as follows: the state being bound by legal rules; equality before the law and neutrality of the state; guarantees for fundamental rights; the judicial review of the state and independence of the judiciary.
Drawing on a large body of gender research in Africa, the Index sets out a plan of action for countries to accelerate gender balance in eight areas: land, financial services, infrastructure connections, education and skills, health and reproductive rights, personal safety, equality before the law, and voice and representation.