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Refworld Model Laws

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Refworld Nationality Laws of the Former Soviet Republics

Details: The nationality laws of Mali, Mauritania and Niger required only habitual residence on the day of entry into force of the respective nationality laws. More frequently, a pre-condition for the acquisition of nationality has been continuous residence on the ceded territories for some time before the day of entry into force of the nationality law.

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Refworld National law / Laws relating to religion

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Refworld Law on Yugoslav Citizenship

Details: iv - settling of differences between the republican citizenship laws (collision norms) Article 22 The republican citizenship of a child shall be determined in accordance with the law of the republic the citizenship of which both parents had at the moment of its birth.

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Refworld China:, Nationality Law of the People's

Details: Foreign nationals or stateless persons who are willing to abide by China's Constitution and laws and who meet one of the following conditions may be naturalized upon approval of their applications: (1) they are near relatives of Chinese nationals; (2) they have settled in China; or. (3) they have other legitimate reasons.

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An Analysis of Media Law and Practice

Details: New laws regulating private and public broadcasting followed and a National Audio-Visual Council was set up to issue private broadcasting licences. Nevertheless, Romanian law still fails to safeguard media freedom. For example, the updated 1996 Penal Code, whilst going some way towards improving the previous code, retains restrictive provisions

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NIGERIA: THE LAW AND FGM

Details: society is, in many cases, campaigning hard for state laws to be adopted and/or implemented. Activists have noted that Zthere is an inconsistency between the passing and enforcement of laws in Nigeria.18 The details of anti-FGM legislation are not yet widely known or understood by many, including local

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Refworld Swaziland: Laws and customs in Swaziland

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Refworld Nationality and statelessness / Citizenship

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Refworld Policing Belief: The Impact of Blasphemy Laws

Details: Blasphemy Laws. The blasphemy laws in Section XV of the PPC are quite expansive. In addition to prohibiting expression that is intended to wound "religious feelings," and deliberate or malicious acts intended to "outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs," the blasphemy laws specifically prohibit

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW ON CITIZENSHIP OF …

Details: Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, and generally accepted principles and rules of the international law, international treaties of the Russian Federation and by the laws and regulations of their host States, as well as the opportunity to protect their rights and legitimate interests. 3.

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Refworld Ghana: Legislation against sexual assault by a

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Refworld Human Rights Briefs: Women in China

Details: In addition to the protection promised to women under the Constitution, the following laws are fundamental to the assessment of the legal status of women in China: the Marriage Law (1980), the Law of Succession (1985) and the Law on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women (1992). (Section 2.3 below deals with this last law.)

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Refworld Nigeria: Rights of widows to inherit property

Details: Despite the clarity of the marriage laws, the rights of the widow are often not upheld in regular courts and "almost never" in traditional courts. The common view in Nigeria is that the family members are more closely related to the deceased by reason of blood, than is the widow. Particularly in cases where there are no children, the family

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Refworld Eastern Caribbean: LGBT People Face Bias, Violence

Details: The laws have broad latitude, are vaguely worded, and serve to legitimize discrimination and hostility toward LGBT people. "While people are rarely prosecuted for these crimes, the laws single out a vulnerable social group," said Boris Dittrich, LGBT advocacy director at Human Rights Watch.

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Refworld Human rights and unilateral coercive measures.

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Refworld Iran: Islamic Penal Code

Details: Article 11- The following laws shall be given immediate effect towards the crimes committed prior to the adoption of the law: (a) Laws relating to judicial structure and jurisdiction (b) Laws relating to evidence before the judgment is executed (c) Laws relating to judicial procedures (d) Laws relating to ‘lapse of time’

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Refworld Palau: Title 30, Labor, Chapter 1

Details: Subchapter IV Hiring of Nonresident Workers §161.Application required. Any employer who desires to import nonresident workers for employment in the Republic shall file an application with the employment service stating the place and nature of the employer's business, the number of workers desired and occupational qualifications of such workers, the wages to be paid such workers, the date …

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Country Policy and Information Note Pakistan: Land disputes

Details: ‘There are numerous laws that regulate the ownership, transfer, acquisition, taxation, registration, tenancy etc. of immovable2 property.’ The Guide listed the relevant laws, and added that normally the laws governing land rights in rural and urban areas are different although there may be some overlapping applications to both.

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Refworld Mexico: Physically disabled persons

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The Offence of Zina (Enforcement Of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979.

Details: 6 Inserted by Protection of Women (Criminal Laws Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act VI of 2006), Section 12A. 7 The following was omitted by Protection of Women (Criminal Laws Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act VI of 2006), Section 13 : : 6. Zina bil Jabr (1) A person is said to commit zina-bil-jabrif he or she has sexual inter-course with a

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Refworld Malaysia: Act No. 30 of 1964, Emergency

Details: (3)Essential Regulations may provide for empowering such authorities, persons or classes of persons as may be specified in the regulations to make orders, rules and by- laws for any of the purposes for which such regulations are authorised by this Act to be made, and may contain such incidental and supplementary provisions as appear to the Yang

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Refworld Use and Abuse of the Blasphemy Laws

Details: The blasphemy laws of Pakistan, while purporting to protect Islam and the religious sensitivities of the Muslim majority of Pakistan, are vaguely formulated and arbitrarily enforced by the police and the judiciary; as such they permit, even invite, abuse and the harassment and persecution of minorities in Pakistan.

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Refworld Argentina: Women victims of domestic violence

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Refworld Honduras: Domestic violence; legislation and

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Refworld Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act

Details: This is the official revised edition published in 1996 (Government Printer, Harare). It includes amendment made by Act No. 7 of 1990. See also the Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act (as amended up to Act 12/2003) .

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Refworld Zambia: Forced marriage, including whether the

Details: Zambia has dual legal systems of customary law and statutory law that operate side by side and govern matters relating to land, property, contracts and personal relations such as marriage, divorce, and succession (Zambia Law Journal 1988, n1)."Customary law" refers to the customary laws of the various ethnic groups in Zambia and has not been codified (ibid., n3).

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Refworld Turkey: Treatment of gay, lesbian and

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