The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022 has stripped women of their reproductive rights. In response, states and organizations have begun creating abortion resources and regional ‘safe havens’.
Another Success for Scotland: Implementing CEDAW
In today’s uncertain political and social climate, Scotland’s promise to enshrine the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) into Scot’s Law is a glimmer of light amid the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again proving itself as a champion of women’s rights, Scotland’s socialist approach to this issue has taken into account different perspectives and has thus ensured the possibility of a safer Scotland for all inhabitants.
Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
Every year millions of women are victims of violence, with rights transgression being a constant issue around the globe. Even more developed countries are facing difficulties in completely eliminating violence against women. The Gender pay gap, genital mutilation and femicide are some of the challenges most developed countries have been facing lately, and gender based violence persists worldwide (affecting one third of women globally). In the underdeveloped world, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean, gender inequality has been a critical issue, with several countries struggling to reduce the unacceptable number of gender-related homicides and violent crimes. In order for this issue to be effectively addressed several social dimensions, such as the economy, politics, education and others, need to be improved.
OPINION | Decriminalization is the beginning, not the end, of a compassionate approach to drugs and addiction
This article will highlight that, though it is an imperative from both human compassion and rational policy sense to back the decriminalization of drug use and possession, a robust policy to deal with the public health consequences of drug use must not fall into the libertarian fallacy of legalization as the inherent goal.
OPINION | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Loopholes
Estimated at $67.4 billion worldwide in 2018, the legitimate art market is enormous, highly liquid and largely deregulated. As a consequence, it has become a primary target for money laundering and forgeries due to its loose regulations, exclusive nature and the lack of art market expertise in most law enforcement agencies around the world. To put this into perspective, this article will look at the following key issues: market size and regulation, Europe’s lack of an anti-money laundering strategy, difference between the laws and capabilities of EU member states, difference between EU and US strategies, freeports and law enforcement.
Love Thy Neighbor
The new abortion bill in Poland has meant further restrictions on when abortions can be provided. The country already has some of the strictest laws in Europe. However, there is an estimated 100,000 abortions provided to Polish women annually that are predominantly provided by Germany and Slovakia. This articles examines what the abortion changes in Poland will mean for Polish women within the context of COVID and tense relations within the EU between Poland and the Western EU countries.
May it Please the Virtual Court
Given COVID-19 restrictions, courthouses around the country have closed. This has created many issues for people with pending court cases or who have had legal issues crop up from COVID related issues such as eviction, bankruptcy, etc. This article explores how people have faired in online courts and online dispute resolution and weighs in if this is the “new normal” for civil cases.
OPINION | Justice Amy Coney Barrett: A Dire Threat to America’s Progress
Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States is not an occasion to celebrate. Her nomination comes at a time when political polarization and partisanship is at an all time high in the US. Barrett’s political views and judicial history is unlikely to mitigate this. Instead, she could very well be one of the biggest threats to America’s ever-developing progress.