Status (law)

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National Heroes of Sri Lanka

National Hero of Sri LankaNational HeroNational Heroes
National Hero is a status an individual can receive in Sri Lanka for those who are considered to have played a major role in fighting for the freedom of the country.

Northern Province, Sri Lanka

Northern ProvinceNorthernnorth
The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils.

Travel to work area

Travel to Work areasWalk to Work
TTWAs have no legal status.

Status of Jerusalem

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The main dispute revolves around the legal status of East Jerusalem and especially the Old City of Jerusalem, while broader agreement exists regarding future Israeli presence in West Jerusalem in accordance with Israel's internationally recognised borders.

Application of Islamic law by country

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In the modern era, statutes inspired by European codes replaced traditional laws in most parts of the Muslim world, with classical sharia rules retained mainly in personal status (family) laws.

Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

Eastern ProvinceEasterneast
The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils.

Legal immunity

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Legal immunity, or immunity from prosecution, is a legal status wherein an individual or entity cannot be held liable for a violation of the law, in order to facilitate societal aims that outweigh the value of imposing liability in such cases.

Discrimination against atheists

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In some Muslim-majority countries, atheists face persecution and severe penalties such as the withdrawal of legal status or, in the case of apostasy, capital punishment.

Conflict of marriage laws

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Status and capacity are defined by the personal laws of the parties, namely:

Jewish Question

Jewish problemthe Jewish questionIsraelite question
The debate, which was similar to other "national questions", dealt with the civil, legal, national and political status of Jews as a minority within society, particularly in Europe during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Gibraltarian status

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Gibraltarian status is a legal status in Gibraltar law defined by the Gibraltarian Status Act, 1962.

Grave disability

gravely disabled
Grave disability or gravely disabled is a legal status used as a criteria in addition to danger to self or others as the basis for involuntary commitment in only 9 of 50 states of the United States.

Same-sex marriage in Spain

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Shortly after the law was passed, questions arose about the legal status of marriage to non-Spaniards whose country did not permit same-sex marriage.

Falkland Islands status

Falkland Islands status is a legal status in the Falkland Islands (the Falklands form of belonger status) defined by section 22(5) of the Falkland Islands Constitution and the Falkland Islands Status Ordinance, 2007 and is considered to be the closest thing to citizenship that the Falkland Islands can grant.

Same-sex marriage in the United States

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The legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage in the United States are determined by the nation's federal system of government, in which the status of a person, including marital status, is determined in large measure by the individual states.

Retlaw, Alberta

The community once had a peak population of over 250 citizens and was even incorporated under the status of a village until it was dissolved into a hamlet under the jurisdiction of Improvement District No. 96 on March 1, 1939.


Although many societies have a privileged upper class with substantial wealth and power, the status is not necessarily hereditary and does not entail a distinct legal status, nor differentiated forms of address.

Judiciary of Bahrain

Higher Judicial CouncilNational Safety Courtmilitary court
The Civil Law Courts deal with all commercial, civil, and criminal cases, as well disputes related to the personal status of non-Muslims.


Islamic lawSharia lawShariah
While the constitutions of most Muslim-majority states contain references to sharia, its classical rules were largely retained only in personal status (family) laws.

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica

Centre de Recerca Matemática
The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) is a consortium, with its own legal status, integrated by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) and the Catalan Government.

Ramakrishna Mission

Ramkrishna MissionRamakrishna Math and MissionRamakrishna Movement
The Mission acquired a legal status when it was registered in 1909 under Act XXI of 1860.

Edmonson sisters

Emily EdmonsonMary and Emily Edmondson
Since the 17th century, law common to all slave states decreed that the children of an enslaved mother inherited their mother's legal status, by the principle of partus sequitur ventrem.