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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?
See also: enforce, on
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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.
See also: enforce, on
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The convention provides that 'enforced disappearance' is considered to be the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorisation, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law.
'Today we stand up for the rights of the victims of enforced disappearances and their relatives.'
For long, Pakistan's establishment has been criticised over its practice of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings by international bodies and local human rights organisations that dare to speak out on the issue.
It pointed out that there is no official data on cases of enforced disappearances in Malaysia as past cases were often just treated as that of missing persons, abductions or kidnapping.
HRCP draws urgent attention to the need for Pakistan to sign and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
Article 5 says that this Decree will be published in the official gazette and enforced after six months from its publication date.
That's why there is an urgent need of criminalizing the practice of enforced disappearance in Pakistan.
Defence of Human Rights in collaboration with advocates from Islamabad High Court and other human rights organizations, civil society organizations and politicians has been working for the last many months on the draft of the proposed bill to criminalize the practise of enforced disappearance in Pakistan.
He said that instead of criminalising enforced disappearances the government had appealed a recent judgment of the Islamabad High Court which gave some limited relief to the victims and their families.
During a meeting last February in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Philippine government formally asked the UN-WGEID to delist 625 names of Filipinos from its list of enforced disappearances, which was mostly attributed to government forces, between the period 1975 and 2012.
HRCP demands that the government take immediate steps to criminalize enforced disappearances under the Penal Code and replace the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances with a judicial tribunal answerable to the Supreme Court.
According to the National Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, there are 1,815 pending cases of enforced disappearances across the country.
judgment has to be enforced in keeping with law where there is no appeal attached against it.
Islamabad -- The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances received 5091 cases up to 30 April, 2018.