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Women’s Right to Housing in Cases of Domestic Violence in the United Kingdom

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Body: Supreme Court of the United Kingdom / Year: 2011

UK Court expands definition of domestic violence in context of housing rights The Supreme Court of the UK confirmed that the legal definition of the word ‘violence’ expands beyond physical contact, to encompass emotional and psychological as well as financial abuse, for the purposes of being classified as homeless...

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Rethinking Transitions: economic and social justice in societies emerging from conflict

Resources - Author: Felipe Gómez Isa, Gaby Oré Aguilar / Year: 2011

Transitions bring the opportunity to rewrite the social contract between state and society, to restructure institutional architecture and tackle the political, social and economic deficits that contribute to social exclusion and deprivation. In transitions, economic and social rights have the potential to translate people’s social justice claims into normative...

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Decreto Ley 278

Legal depository - Country: Cuba / Year: 2011

Ofrece protección al trabajador y trabajadora ante la vejez, la invalidez total temporal o permanente, y en caso de muerte a su familia. Se protege especialmente a las mujeres, ya que pueden beneficiarse de la licencia de maternidad, pueden acreditar el tiempo de trabajo en otros sectores y se...

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Ley 1.468

Legal depository - Country: Colombia / Year: 2011

La Licencia de Maternidad se aumentó de 12 a 14 semanas. La licencia de maternidad para madres de niños prematuros, tendrá en cuenta la diferencia entre la fecha gestacional y el nacimiento a término, las cuales serán sumadas a las 14 semanas. La licencia se ampliará en dos semanas...

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Ley 20.545

Legal depository - Country: Chile / Year: 2011

Extiende el postnatal de 12 semanas a 24 o incluso a 30, en el caso de que la mujer elija un postnatal parental parcial o de “media jornada”, recibiendo durante ese tiempo un subsidio. Con esta ley se establece un derecho irrenunciable para las mujeres trabajadoras, se les permite...

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World Report on Disability

Resources - Year: 2011

This report focuses on measures to improve accessibility and equality of opportunity; promoting participation and inclusion; and increasing respect for the autonomy and dignity of persons with disabilities. Chapter 1 defines terms such as disability, discusses prevention and its ethical considerations, introduces the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Spain

Legal depository - Country: Spain / Year: 2011

Relevant articles: Chapter 3: Principles governing Economic and Social Policy Section 39 (1) The public authorities ensure social, economic and legal protection of the family. (2) The public authorities likewise ensure full protection of children, who are equal before the law, regardless of their parentage, and of mothers, whatever...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Macedonia, FYR

Legal depository - Country: Macedonia / Year: 2011

Relevant articles: Article 34 Citizens have a right to social security and social insurance, determined by law and collective agreement. Article 35 The Republic provides for the social protection and social security of citizens in accordance with the principle of social justice. The Republic guarantees the right of assistance...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Finland

Legal depository - Country: Finland / Year: 2011

Relevant article: Section 19 – The right to social security Those who cannot obtain the means necessary for a life of dignity have the right to receive indispensable subsistence and care. Everyone shall be guaranteed by an Act the right to basic subsistence in the event of unemployment, illness,...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Estonia

Legal depository - Country: Estonia / Year: 2011

Relevant articles: Article 27 The family, which is fundamental to the preservation and growth of the nation and which constitutes the foundation of society, enjoys the protection of the government. Article 28 Everyone is entitled to protection of his or her health. Every citizen of Estonia is entitled to...

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How can Social Protection Provide Social Justice for Women?

Resources - Author: Hania Sholkamy / Year: 2011

A feminist social protection programme recognises and enhances women’s identity as citizens and enables them to assume the roles they choose and fulfil the obligations they value. It is an approach that defines, targets and alleviates poverty in accordance with the views, priorities and experiences of the women beneficiaries...

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Measures to ensure equality of treatment of migrant workers in case of work-related accident in Thailand

Legal depository - Country: Thailand / Body: Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations / Year: 2011

In previous observations on the application of the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, No 19, the Committee of Experts had expressed deep concerns over the situation of more than 2 million migrants working in Thailand. In response to these concerns, the Thai Government argued that the Workmen’s Compensation...

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Adoption of principles of collective financing and social solidarity in Bolivia

Legal depository - Country: Bolivia / Body: ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations / Year: 2011

In 2010 Bolivia adopted a new constitution that established a new hierarchy of legal standards by giving precedence of international instruments ratified by state over national laws. In the spirit of harmonizing existing law to the new Constitution, the State and the Bolivian Workers’ Federation (COB) signed a framework...

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The privatization of the pension system in Chile

Legal depository - Country: Chile / Body: ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations / Year: 2011

In 1980 Chile reformed its pension system leading to the privatization of the pensions. This reform gave rise to several representation procedures before the Governing Body under article 24 of the ILO Constitution between 1986 and 2001. The Governing Body concluded that Chile’s pension reform did not comply with...

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Access to abortion for poor, disabled woman amid conscientious objection in Argentina

Legal depository - Country: Argentina / Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / Year: 2011, 28 April 2011

Summary: The communication was filed by the mother of a woman with a mental impairment amounting to a legal age of a child, concerning the response of public health and judicial institutions to her pregnancy resulting from rape.  After being refused by one hospital, a second hospital scheduled an...

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Duty to prevent discrimination by private health providers on grounds of gender, race or economic status in Brazil

Legal depository - Country: Brazil / Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / Year: 2011

The communication represented the first instance of maternal mortality to be addressed by the international system of human rights, and examined accountability of health provision, in relation to compounding forms of discrimination. The victim was a poor woman of Afro-Brazilian ethnicity. The ethnic, socio-economic and gender factors were widely...

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