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decree

Technically,the judgment of a court of equity.Today,states have abolished the distinctions between courts of law,which followed fairly strict rules of law and awarded damages to injured parties, and courts of equity, which generally tried to do what was fair and just (equitable) and issued decrees to people ordering them to do something,or to stop doing something.Causes of action are grounded in law or equity,but the same court and same judge now hear everything.

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The HAICA will take all disciplinary actions provided for by the law against media that do not comply with provisions of the electoral law, Decree-law 115 and the joint text ISIE-HAICA, he said.
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The school was urged not to repeat the violation to avoid penal measures included in Decree-Law on private educational and training institutions.
After the working session, a series of measure were taken so as to further introduce flexibility in matters of legal deposit, pending the revision of the decree-law nA 115 of 2011 in consultation with the concerned professional structures.
According to Article (1) of the law, Article (30) of Decree-law 14/2002 stipulates that a prison sentence not exceeding two years, and a fine of no more than BD2.000, or either penalty shall be imposed upon anybody who deliberately submits wrong information regarding the voting, damages voting documents, participates in the elections or referendum illegally, undermines the exercise of the right to vote through using violence or taking part in illegal assemblies or rioting, votes more than one on the election day, insults election officials or disseminates false information about the election, the topic of the referendum or the conduct of one of the candidates.
22 (BNA): The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) hailed the precise and well-defined reservations of Bahrain on The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) contained in decree-law 70 of 2014 compared to the previous version contained in decree-law 5 of 2002 which was general and inclusive of all pertinent provisions and was construed to mar the kingdom's reputation in international gatherings.
Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree-Law on Excise Tax, which will be imposed on selected products, as determined by the Council of Ministers and recommended by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, and Chairman of the Federal Tax Authority, FTA.