in which 439 per cent of all fully employed persons work Unemployment 35 In an

In which 439 per cent of all fully employed persons

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secondary sector (industry, trades, construction, etc.), in which 43.9 per cent of all fully employed persons work. Unemployment 35. In an international comparison, unemployment is low. In June 2007, unemployment was 2.7 per cent, which corresponds to 476 persons. Inflation rate 36. Because of the economic and currency union with Switzerland, the inflation rate is expressed in terms of the annual average of the Swiss national index of consumer prices. In 2005, the inflation rate was 1.2 per cent. E. General legal framework for the protection of human rights Fundamental rights and freedoms 37. A number of basic rights are enshrined in the Constitution of the Principality of Liechtenstein. In particular, these include the right to freedom of movement and acquisition of property, personal freedom, the sanctity of the home, the protection of the privacy of correspondence and documents, the right to proceedings before a regular judge, the inviolability of private property, the freedom of commerce and trade, the freedom of religion and conscience, the right to freedom of expression and press freedom, the right to free association and assembly, the right to petition, and the right to lodge complaints. The Constitution also specifies that all
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CRC/C/OPAC/LIE/1 page 10 citizens are equal before the law and that the rights of foreign citizens are governed by treaties and, if no such treaties apply, by the principle of reciprocity. Jurisdiction and international legal action 38. If a person believes that his or her fundamental rights or freedoms have been violated, the person may avail himself or herself of a court or a complaints procedure. The person may demand annulment of the administrative or governmental decision, compensation, or satisfaction for material or immaterial damage. The Constitutional Court is empowered to review the constitutionality of applicable law and may declare legislation, ordinances, or parts thereof to be invalid. In certain cases, complaints may also be lodged with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, as Liechtenstein has been a State Party to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 4 November 1950 since 1982. The prerequisite is that the proceedings in Liechtenstein must have exhausted all competent judicial instances. 39. In addition, the Constitutional Court is the national judicial instance which decides on alleged violations of rights guaranteed by an international human rights convention. The Constitutional Court has this competence in respect of all individual complaint procedures which Liechtenstein has recognized under international human rights conventions. Liechtenstein’s membership of international human rights conventions 40. As a member of the United Nations and the Council of Europe, Liechtenstein has ratified a number of European and international agreements for the protection of human rights. These are, amongst others: The Charter of the United Nations of 16 June 1945 The Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951, with the Protocol of 31 January 1967
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  • Summer '16
  • Ramon Wawire
  • European Union, Council of Europe, European Convention on Human Rights

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