derogate


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cause to seem less serious

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1 The repeal of section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act shall not be construed so as to abrogate or derogate from any aboriginal, treaty or other rights or freedoms that pertain to the First Nations peoples of Canada, including
35 Aboriginal or treaty rights are in question, or when the relief requested under a Charter challenge could abrogate or derogate from 'other rights or freedoms that pertain to the aboriginal peoples of Canada.
As for the second difference, control orders which derogate from
The European Commission has requested that the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers allow Britain to derogate from the EU's sixth VAT directive so VAT-registered buyers would both pay and reclaim the tax from the government, rather than pay the tax to a supplier, as under standard VAT.
This right should be observed and respected in relation to the children of Israel, as it should be as to all men, or it would not conform to justice and to religion itself to derogate therefrom solely because of a difference of religious faith.
Neo-prohibitionists and others aiming to derogate and marginalize beer, using tactics similar to those used against tobacco.
Accordingly, a party should not waive or otherwise derogate from, or offer to waive or otherwise derogate from, such measures, as an encouragement for the establishment, acquisition, expansion or retention in its territory of an investment of an investor.
When we do talk about women, many micro speech features serve to derogate women through sexual insult.
If the situation is [that] there's an act with a non-derogation clause in it that generally says 'This act does not derogate from Aboriginal or treaty rights that are recognized and affirmed by Section 35 of the Constitution,' I would be concerned if that were removed, from a legal perspective," he said.
His conclusion was that "the tendency for males to derogate gay men is strong when .
In connection with the new Emergency Regulations issued by the Sri Lankan government May 3, Amnesty International reminded the Sri Lankan government of its obligations under international human rights law not to derogate fundamental rights, even in a state of emergency.
Charles Cohen, a professor of history, began by speaking for the majority report, declaring that "the minority report allows instructors to derogate students with impunity," but he was virtually alone in defending the majority.
More seriously, do we express or even think opinions that derogate people of groups most often targeted for discrimination in our society?
The temporary regulations undermine taxpayers' ability to take full advantage of the export incentive intended by Congress and may prompt taxpayers to derogate this tax benefit in planning the expansion of their businesses.
But having set up shop as a pop-culture pundit, Medved is not content merely with analyzing various examples of popular entertainment - primarily Hollywood films - and showing how they derogate "traditional values.