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enforce (something) on (one)

To make one subject to something, such as a rule or law. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enforce" and "on." Are you really going to enforce this law on me, your own sister?
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enforce something on someone

to make a law effective with regard to someone. I can't enforce this on her if I don't enforce it on you. This law can't be enforced on anyone.
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What makes it especially frightening is that despite the government's claims that it 'pursues action against perpetrators who have been involved in enforced disappearances', the country's current legal framework has proven to be completely ineffective in responding to such cases it has failed to reveal the truth, bring perpetrators of the practice to account and deter similar violations in future.
Amnesty International said that anyone reasonably suspected of criminal responsibility for enforced disappearances must be held to account through fair trials.
In conjunction with the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, social media users, including families, rights groups, and activists, started an online campaign Monday evening to blog about enforced disappearance cases.
Tunisia had presented its preliminary report on enforced disappearances before the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances in Geneva last March 7 and 8.
The UN chief was referring to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which affirms unequivocally that the use of enforced disappearance is illegal under any circumstances, including war, internal political instability or any other public emergency.
In spite of that," stressed Sarkin, "the Working Group has dealt with more than 50,000 cases since it was established in 1980," highlighting the group's concern over the growing number of cases of enforced disappearances around the world.
Following the adoption of the convention by consensus, the minister of social affairs at Japan's permanent mission to the United Nations, Yasushi Takase, called enforced disappearance a ''terrible and hideous crime.
But where such damages are reasonable (at least on their face) and are fairly applied, they will be enforced.
1, 1998, the income or franchise tax of each state was generally enforced on all taxpayers.
Just prior to the Rome conference for example, the Vatican expressed concern over the use of the enforced pregnancy language on the international war crimes list.
He used laws that existed in Germany for decades, laws no one bothered to repeal because no one thought they would be enforced.
administration costs are slashed, service quality is improved, user policies are created and enforced, security improved and delivery issues resolved.
The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) reported more than 204 enforced disappearance cases from December 2015 to March 2016.
GENEVA, Sept 7 (KUNA) -- Iraq on Monday assured the United Nations (UN) Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) on its commitment to protecting human rights through continued cooperation with the UN.
The report will explore whether the city's trespassing and anti-loitering ordinances can be ``more fully'' enforced.