give legal force

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Two weeks earlier, NZNO made submissions on the draft Employment (Equal Pay and Pay Equity) Bill, which will give legal force to the principles of the equal pay/pay equity working party.
Yes, gay people need to give legal force to their relationships but for that we have civil unions, not a onesize fits all marriage, cut down to suit the romantic whims of adults.
The United States, Britain and France want a resolution that uses Chapter VII of the UN Charter to give legal force to the plan.
There is also a proposal to give legal force to the so-called Char- ter of Fundamental Rights, which will be good for lawyers but bad for everybody else.
The proposal aims to give legal force to a voluntary agreement concluded by the motor industry in 2001, with a view to making the front-end of motor vehicles less destructive in case of collisions with pedestrians and cyclists.
Ministers Jack McConnell, Tom McCabe and Henry McLeish tried to defuse the row last week when they tabled a U-turn amendment to the Education Bill which would give legal force to sex education guidance.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE--(C) 1994-8 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD The British government is planning to introduce new legislation, called the Electronic Commerce Bill, that will give legal force to digital signatures.
The new OSHA standard is a bold move to codify and give legal force to protocols designed to stem concerns of both health care recipients and health care providers about the transmission of HIV and HBV in health care settings.
s Successive Dublin governments have failed to give legal force to a 1992 ruling by the Supreme Court that abortion should be lawful when a woman's life is in danger.
Yesterday's final declaration from a two-day meeting of socialist party leaders from the 15 EU countries was expected to include the controversial demand to give legal force to the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Mr Salmond was also attacked for his plan to give legal force to hospital waiting time guarantees.