Lesson 2 The Bill of Rights
... The Bill of Rights
Changing the Constitution
United States citizens were concerned about protecting
their rights. In 1735, New Yorker John Peter Zenger had
won an important case for freedom of the press. Many
people wanted freedom of the press included in the
Constitution. Some states, including New ...
Economics: Principles in Action
... the government, and belonging knowingly to any group that does.
The Supreme Court still upholds the constitutionality of the law,
but over time has modified it so that it is difficult to enforce.
Participation in Government 12
... have been extended to more groups
of people over time. These rights
and freedoms continue to be
debated, extended to additional
people, and defined through judicial
interpretation. In engaging in
issues of civic debate, citizens act
with an appreciation of differences
and are able to participate in
Mexico - PARDS
... of the 500 seats. The National Action Party (PAN) came in a distant second
with 154 seats, down from its previous total of 205 seats. On the whole, the
elections were judged fair and free by observers. The judiciary is generally
independent; however, on occasion, it was influenced by government
Victim Assistance Units
... basic civil documentation, the dissemination of information on rights, and full legal
aid, stressing mediation as a practice used for the settlement of disputes.
In parallel to the services rendered, efforts are focused on raising awareness among
the segments of the population through lectures and d ...
... volume seeks to cast light on the role of security sector reform (SSR) as
a peacebuilding strategy in each case. By reviewing the emerging
understanding of SSG from an Asian perspective, it purports to fill a
gap in existing research on regional aspects of SSR in peacebuilding.
This volume is the ou ...
Human rights in Niger
According to the Republic of Niger's Constitution of 1999, most human rights, as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are upheld and protected. Despite these protections, concerns of both domestic and international human rights organizations have been raised over the behavior of the government, military, police forces, and over the continuation of traditional practices which contravene the 1999 constitution. Under French colonial rule (1900–1960) and from independence until 1992, citizens of Niger had few political rights, and lived under arbitrary government power. Although the situation has improved since the return to civilian rule, criticisms remain over the state of human rights in the country.