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Abrogate

To abolish or annul

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Ameliorate

To improve/make better (under s.15(2) programs set up by governments to ameliorate conditions of certain disadvantaged groups or individuals)

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Capital offences

A crime punishable by death in some jurisdictions

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Entrench

To protect and guarantee a right or freedom by ensuring that it can only be changed by an amendment to the constitution

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Extradition

Surrendering an accused person to another jurisdiction to stand trial

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Franchise

The right to vote

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Freedom

Is a right. Freedom is the ability to live your life in a way you chose without interference from the governments

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Inalienable Rights

Guaranteed human rights that cannot be taken away and cannot be transferred

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Interveners

Third party participants in a legal proceeding (MADD)

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Invoke

To put into affect

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Notwithstanding Clause

s.33 of the Charter that allows the government to pass legislation that is exempt from s.2 and s.7-15 of the charter

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Right

A legal, moral or social claim that one is entitled to. A right is something that is primarily granted from the government upon its citizens.

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Derogate

to take away or detract

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Dissemination

Spreading ideas widely

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Override

To prevail over