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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I am also deeply troubled by the apparent arbitrariness in choosing the four individuals concerned, as reviving the death penalty would deprive them of their right to life and to equality before the law as guaranteed by the Constitution and in international law.
The respect for both rights is a vital prerequisite for the maintenance of the rule of law in Sri Lanka a value that should be specially protected by politicians in a country that has only recently emerged from internal conflict.' The IBAHRI urges the President of Sri Lanka to refrain from reinstating the death penalty and, instead, to continue the long-standing moratorium and commute the penalties to a life sentence, thereby strengthening Sri Lanka's commitment to the protection and fulfilment of all human rights, including the right to life and equality before the law
Barriers in businessThe effectiveness of the state management, access to state aid, bureaucracy, the application of the principle of equality before the law, and the clarity and consistency of law have again been identified as top barriers by businesses in Slovakia.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Businessman Robert Vadra on Friday "endorsed" Congress President Rahul Gandhi's statement on equality before the law.
The situation of women was dismal during the Taliban area, especially in the categories of health, education, employment, freedom from violence, equality before the law and political participation.
Authors of the bill (a number of lawmakers) believe that the law on guarantees of president's activities, which includes guarantees of immunity for ex-presidents, contradicts to the constitution, which contains the principle of equality before the law of all citizens.
The situation of women was dismal during the time the Taliban were in control of Afghanistan, especially in terms of health, education, employment, freedom from violence, equality before the law and political participation.
Equality before the law requires the many to be represented properly against the privileged few
The article guarantees 'equality before the law and prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth'.
11 (BNA): The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) today called to mustering the efforts of national governments and civil society organisations to boost the protection of girls, address the challenges facing them around the world, ensure their basic human rights including health, education, afford them protection against violence and discrimination, and consolidate the principles of equal opportunity and equality before the law.
13-17 which "prohibits discrimination and enforces equality before the law and equal protection of the law without any discrimination in the city of Baguio on the basis of religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, disability and age." (Zaldy C.

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