freedom from cruel and unusual punishment

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Related to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment: 8th Amendment
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Noun1.freedom from cruel and unusual punishment - a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Another addition to the series is Kristin O'Donnell Tubb's Freedom From Cruel And Unusual Punishment (07377-19257, $32.45), which explores the death penalty, and what kinds of punishment are deemed 'cruel and unusual'.
43 of the Criminal Code, which states "Every schoolteacher, parent, or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as the case may be, who is under his care, if the force does not exceed what is reasonable in the circumstances." The Foundation argued that children's Charter rights to equal treatment under the law, security of the person, and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment were violated by this section.
Property owners would enjoy the same protections as criminal defendants, including the presumption of innocence, the right to a prompt hearing, and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment.
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