Legal entity

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Legal entity

A person or organization that can legally enter into a contract, and may therefore be sued for failure to comply with the terms of the contract.

Legal Entity

A person who can enter a contract and therefore may be sued. A legal entity can be held liable for damages. It is important to note that a legal entity need not be an individual person. A corporation or other duly constituted organization is recognized as a person and, as such, is considered a legal entity.
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This initiative helps to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations, particularly Goal 16, Target 16.9: By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration(5).
'Today, without a legal identity, they are at the mercy of traffickers and drug dealers." The UNICEF is now reaching 155,000 children aged 4- 14 with a learning programme that progressively includes higher quality and more structured learning and skills.
The CRN is calling on LGUs to waive fees on delayed registration as it hinders poor Filipinos from getting their legal identity.
"Civil registration provides individuals with the documentary evidence often required to secure recognition of their legal identity, their family relationships, their nationality and their ensuring rights, such as to inheritance."
With the entry into force of its Charter on May 1, 1999, BSEC acquired international legal identity and was transformed into a full-fledged regional economic organization:Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
The council shall have a legal identity and a budget to be attached to the general budget of the State.
She further said that a declaration was passed by South Asian women workers and other unions and federations in Kathmandu, Nepal, that measures would be taken for the rights, social protection and legal identity of over 50m home-based workers in the region.
She further said that declaration was passed by South Asian women workers and others unions and federations in Kathmandu, Nepal that a struggle will be waged for the rights, social protection and legal identity of over 50 million home-based workersin the region.
Article (1) states that a special centre named "Oman Commercial Arbitration Centre" shall be established and affiliated to Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and that this Centre shall have a legal identity and financial and administrative autonomy.
One of the indicators under SDG Goal 16, which aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, is that by 2030, countries should provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.
It obliterates our 74-year right to self-determination and erases our state and legal identity as well as the 27-year history of our country.