Bill of Rights


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Bill of Rights

A generic term referring to a (usually concise) list of rights that citizens of a state possess. For example, a bill of rights may include the freedom to practice religion and the freedom to vote for the candidate of one's choice. There are two types of bill of rights. An entrenched bill of rights may not be amended without a complicated process, such as a popular referendum. An unentrenched bill of rights, on the other hand, may be amended or changed by normal legislative procedure. See also: Constitution.
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Imagine what society would be without a Bill of Rights.
However, only ten were taken up in the Bill of Rights.
We at the moment envisage that all the rights contained within the convention will be affirmed in any British Bill of Rights, but where rights are subject to potential qualification then it may be the case that we emphasize the importance of one right over another," he said.
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He added: "We are very supportive of a strong Bill of Rights worthy of the name.
Over the last half of the 20th century, the Bill of Rights has loomed large in American politics, with the Supreme Court striking down numerous federal, state and local laws as being contrary to some right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
The fact that real protection of basic rights has never required any bill of rights was previously recognised by Baron de Montesquieu, for whom the genius of the English constitution was that it effectively protected our most fundamental rights and freedoms in practice, not just in theory.
The Coalition for Airline Passengers Bill of Rights (CAPBOR) has said that, together with the AFA-CWA union, it is urging the United States Congress to address flaws in the current aviation policy.
A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, & what no just government should refuse or rest on inference.