April 30, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday approved a measure aimed at resuming executions after nine years. The law removes the requirement to have a doctor present at all lethal injections and instead would allow nurses, physician's assistants or paramedics to oversee lethal injections in the state. ...[read more]
September 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The UN Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) last week overturned a decision in favor of a whistleblower involved with the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. James Wasserstrom, a US diplomat currently serving as an anti-corruption officer at the US embassy in Kabul, accused high-level colleagues of retaliating ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Ann Schober
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled that lawyers can advise marijuana businesses in the state without fear of violating state attorney ethics laws. Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana through a voter initiative in 2012, many attorneys have reportedly expressed concern over ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Myanmar legislature on Tuesday approved a new media law affording greater press freedoms to local media outlets. The law purportedly assures local media freedom from state censorship and attempts to promote high-quality journalistic practices by emphasizing ethics and responsibility. However, ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Belgian Senate voted Thursday to allow euthanasia for terminally ill minors. The legislation would extend a 2002 law that allows euthanasia for terminally ill adults to minors with "constant and unbearable physical suffering" and equipped "with a capacity of discernment." The law requires that ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Addison Morris
Doctors and psychologists working in US military detention centers helped to design methods of torture for terrorism suspects, according to an independent report supported by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Open Society Foundations released on Monday. The report, entitled "Ethics ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Four Guantanamo Bay prisoners filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Sunday asking the federal court to order the prison's officials to stop the practice of force-feeding hunger strikers. In their motion, Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, Nabil Hadjarab and Abu Wa'el ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 29, 2006, the US Senate voted 90-8 in favor of a lobbying reform bill — the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006. The impetus for the legislation was a massive corruption scandal revolving around lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was sentenced in a Florida fraud case on ...[read more]
December 20, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
A report released Tuesday by the French government has recommended that the country permit doctors to "accelerate death" for terminally ill patients seeking doctor-assisted euthanasia. The report will be sent to the National Order of Physicians, France's national council on medical ethics, which ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) ruled that the UN Ethics Office has failed to protect the basic rights of a former UN employee, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. James Wasserstrom, a US diplomat and former official for the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) advising on the management of its public ...[read more]

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