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Encyclopedia > Legal status
Legal status of Persons
Concepts

Citizenship
Nationality
Naturalization
Immigration
Illegal immigration Person, in the classic sense, refers to a living human being. ... Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now usually a state) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Naturalization is the act whereby a person voluntarily and actively acquires a nationality which is not his or her nationality at birth. ... Illegal immigration describes the long term shift of populations across national borders without complying with the legal requirements. ...

Legal designations

Citizen
Native-born citizen
Naturalized citizen
Dual-citizen
Alien
Migrant worker
Refugee
Illegal immigrant
Criminal
Prisoner
Political prisoner
Enemy alien
Enemy combatant
Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now usually a state) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ... Multiple citizenship is simultaneous citizenship in two or more countries (whether it is recognized by all countries or not). ... In law, an alien is a person who is not a citizen of the land where he or she is found. ... 2003 USPS stamp featuring Chávez and the fields that were so important to him According to the United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, a migrant worker is a person who is to be engaged, is engaged or... Illegal immigration describes the long term shift of populations across national borders without complying with the legal requirements. ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... A political prisoner may be someone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image are deemed by a government to either challenge or threaten the authority of the state. ... In law during wartime, an enemy alien is a person who is a citizen of a country which is a state of war with the land where he or she is found. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Unlawful combatant. ...

Social politics

Immigration law
Nationality law
Nationalism
Nativism
Immigration debate
"Second-class citizen"
Nationality law is the branch of a countrys legal system wherein legislation, custom and court precendent combine to define the ways in which that countrys nationality and citizenship are transmitted, acquired or lost. ... Nationality law is that branch of a countrys legal system wherein legislation, custom and court precendent combine to define the ways in which that countrys nationality and citizenship are transmitted, acquired or lost. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix Nationalism is an ideology that holds that (ethnically or culturally defined) nations are the fundamental units for human social life, and makes certain cultural and political claims based upon that belief; in particular, the claim that the nation is the only legitimate... Illegal immigration refers to a mass-immigration of people across national borders —in direct violation of the immigration laws of the country of destination. ... Second class citizen is an informal term used to describe a person who is discriminated against or generally treated unequally within a state or other political jurisdiction. ...

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In law legal status refers to the concept of individuals having a particular place in society, relative to the law, as it determines the laws which affect them. Degrees of status, as well as the rights and statutes which apply, vary in accordance with several standard (as well as specialised designations). Various terms are used by different entities to refer to people and their status: terms such as citizen, enlisted soldier, illegal immigrant, exile, convicted criminal, etc. The stela of King Hammurabi depicts the god Shamash revealing a code of laws to the king. ... For the direction right, see left and right or starboard. ... A statute is a formal, written law of a country or state, written and enacted by its legislative authority, perhaps to then be ratified by the highest executive in the government, and finally published. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... Illegal immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently, in violation of the law or without documents permitting an immigrant to settle in that country. ... EXILE is a 6-member Japanese pop music band. ...


Changing political conditions, have over time given rise to the usage of controversial and neologist terms such as "enemy combatant"—which though widely criticised is still used as the basis for keeping various political prisoners. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Unlawful combatant. ... A political prisoner may be someone held in prison or otherwise detained, perhaps under house arrest, because their ideas or image are deemed by a government to either challenge or threaten the authority of the state. ...


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Ch 15: Legal Status (4898 words)
The legal standard for changing a patient from voluntary to involuntary status is that the patient manifests behavior at the time of the proposed change that constitutes a danger to self, others, or a grave disability as a result of a mental disorder and that the patient is unwilling or unable to accept treatment voluntarily.
Any use of seclusion and restraint must meet the legal criteria for emergency and be accompanied by an evaluation of appropriate legal status.
Notice of legal status at the time of admission must be given in the person's native language.
Legal status of Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2754 words)
Based on the argument that the Japanese surrender did not formally transfer sovereignty, Taiwan was still legally part of Japan and occupied by the United States (with administrative authority for the occupation delegated to the Chinese Nationalists), and a direct intervention was appropriate for a territory with such status.
The waging of aggressive war by Japan against China in 1931 and beyond violates the peace that was brokered in the Treaty of Shimonoseki, and with the declaration of war against Japan, that treaty is void.
The so-called Cairo Declaration was merely an unsigned press communique which does not carry a legal status, while the Potsdam Declaration and Instrument of Surrender are simply modus vivendi and armistice which function as temporary records and do not bear legally binding power to transfer sovereignty.
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