• This turn of events is the logical flipside of Parliament's abject refusal to amend Britain's outrageous universal jurisdiction law.

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  • What both the Brighton court's verdict and the abuse of the universal jurisdiction law show is that today in England Israelis cannot assume that the laws will protect them.

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  • During her visit to Israel this week, British Attorney-General Patricia Scotland made clear that the British government is unwilling to cancel Britain's universal jurisdiction law despite the fact that anti-Israel activists exploit the law to abuse Israeli officials visiting her country.

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  • Each year a universal health care law is introduced in the legislature and labor friendly changes to workers compensation laws are constantly sought.

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  • Significantly, the State increased funding for education and promulgated the universal basic education law which guarantees every child the right to free and compulsory education for nine years.

    UNESCO: Room to Read: Local Language Publishing Programme

  • But Massachusetts's universal health-care law has not (yet) bent the cost-curve, and Texas-style damage caps have not in fact increased doctor numbers.

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  • The law required universal regulation of guns, including rifles and shotguns.

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  • If it were not for Mitt Romney, with assistance from the Heritage Foundation and George W. Bush, it is extremely unlikely that Obama would have passed his universal health-care law last year.

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  • In his statement below he offers a robust critique of the "Cairo Declaration" of 1990, a document created by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to replace the Western concept of universal human rights with a universal submission to shariah law.


  • Non-governmental organizations should be free to carry out their human rights activities, without interference, within the framework of national law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    UNESCO: Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

  • Instead, Universal argued, state common law applies. (As a side note, at the end of last year, the U.S. Copyright Office performed a study at the request of Congress and recommended that pre-72 sound recordings be placed under federal jurisdiction).

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  • And today, I'm proud to stand beside the democratically-elected leader of Thailand, and to reaffirm the importance of upholding democracy, governance, rule of law, and universal human rights -- all of which I know, Madam Prime Minister, that you believe in very deeply.

    WHITEHOUSE: The White House

  • Genuine human rights activists worldwide, are mustering to Wilders' side, in the growing conviction that Dutch law is being put to uses contrary to the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and more in line with sharia law standards and sensibilities.

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  • The first was evident in the lengthy discussion justices of the U.S. Supreme Court had last week during their consideration of a Texas court case in which "universal jurisprudence" aspires to trump American law.


  • The criminal law should once again be more like the common law, with judges and juries not merely finding fact but making law on the basis of universal principles of fairness, circumstance, and seriousness, and crafting penalties to the exigencies of the crime.

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  • Samuel Issacharoff, whose specialty is Constitutional law, told me there is certainly no federal law or Constitutional provision establishing a universal right to make campaign contributions.

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  • Based on this premise, it is hoped that this calloboration would further strengthen universal respect for justice, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, regardless of race, gender, language or religion.

    UNESCO: About Us

  • Having the whole of the legislature, and the chief executive to boot, elected by universal suffrage, is an option under the Basic Law, though not until 2007 at the earliest.

    ECONOMIST: Hong Kong and China

  • One big opportunity for law firms is to build global brands based on universal brand ideas.

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  • If Mr Obama is re-elected, he will implement his vast law in full, moving America significantly further towards universal health coverage.

    ECONOMIST: Health care

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