Fundamental Rights are basic, fundamental, or inalienable entitlements or "rights" granted to every human being in the context of a legal system. Such rights belong without presumption or cost of privilege to all human beings under such jurisdiction. Right to life, right to equal protection under the law, right to freedom of speech, expression and thought, right to privacy and right to profess, practice and propagate one's religion are some examples of fundamental rights that transcend all jurisdiction, but are typically reinforced in different ways and with different emphasis within different legal systems.

Turkey 'Re-Starts' Bid To Join EU

Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fuele visited the Turkish capital on Thursday to launch a new positive agenda aimed at overcoming the numerous hurdles to the country joining the union.
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NDAA 2012 and SOPA: Do They Target the Tea Party and Wall Street Movements?

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012 and the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) seem to be two sides of the same coin. Both pieces of legislation are, apparently, aimed at eliminating any kind of attack or even the possibility of an attack on the U.S. government and its corporate allies, a statement made by the government themselves. Essentially, the former is viewed as an anti-terrorist law and the latter an anti-piracy tool.

Kanimozhi Arrives In Chennai Today

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi, who was granted bail by the Delhi High Court last Monday in the 2G scam case, arrived in Chennai Saturday.
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U.N. experts say Israel's blockade of Gaza illegal

Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip violates international law, a panel of human rights experts reporting to a U.N. body said on Tuesday, disputing a conclusion reached by a separate U.N. probe into Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship.