The Gilets Janues have been protesting in France due to high oil taxes and a poor economy. Recently the protestors received concessions from the French government. What are the results of these concessions for the French economy.
Should juvenile offenders be punished punitively or restoratively? The Convention on the Rights of the Child endorses a restorative approach, emphasizing the rehabilitative promise in young offenders. Norway and 195 other jurisdictions have adopted this approach; however, the United States has not. This blog discusses Norway’s restorative juvenile justice system and urges the United States to adopt the same.
Diesel was once thought to be a potential solution to global warming because it produces less carbon dioxide than regular gasoline. Now older model diesel vehicles are being banned in cities across Germany to help improve air quality.
The continuing house arrest of pastor Andrew Brunson has caused increasingly bad U.S.-Turkey relations. However, Brunson’s case has shed a light on the relatively new law that defines terrorism in Turkey, specifically on the immense power they give the government in the name of imposing public order.
The Netherlands is a country that criminalizes certain racist and hate speech. This stems from the country’s history with Nazi ideology and the idea that the marketplace of ideas has failed before and will continue to fail without intervention from the government.
France recently passed a controversial new asylum law that dramatically reduces the amount of time asylees have to file an application for relief and criminalizes illegally entering the country, which is punishable by up to one-year imprisonment. The law has received harsh criticism from both human rights groups and French National Assembly members themselves.
In 2017 Russia removed criminal penalties from acts of domestic abuse that do not leave lasting physical injury. Russian law makers say that this is not a dismissal of the issue and that it still considers domestic violence to be an important societal problem. However, when reporting leads to nothing more than a fine, women have little incentive to make a formal report.
This article looks at the South African Constitution and the purposes behind the new South African land reform policy of land expropriation without compensation. It further addresses concerns with a lack of farming knowledge and the impact this will have on expropriated farms.