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Boris Johnson, cabinet resignation

Cabinet resignation: 27 people leave Boris Johnson’s government

In a huge blow to Boris Johnson’s government, ministers, parliamentary private secretaries, and more have begun a mass cabinet resignation. What’s next?
abortion bans, pro-life, u.s

Abortion bans are not pro-life, they are anti-woman

The recent upturning of Roe v. Wade in the U.S. raises concerns for women’s reproductive safety and rights, as abortion bans make the procedure illegal in more states.
poisonings, assassinations, poison, poisoned, toxicology

The Historical Significance of Toxicology

Poisons have also been wielded as tools of assassination or intimidation in quests for political and/or financial gain and crimes of passion. Here, we provide a brief review of (in)famous poisonings from ancient to modern human history.
restrictive abortion legislation, benevolent sexism

‘Benevolent sexism’ behind support for restrictive abortion legislation

When it comes to overturning Roe V. Wade, less than 15% of people support fully restrictive abortion legislation - with traditional gender role attitudes as a predictive factor.
rwanda deportation flight, asylum seekers

Rwanda deportation flight cancelled due to ECHR court ruling

Overruling by the ECHR has left the Rwanda deportation flight grounded in the UK, where asylum seekers are to face longer legal challenges with the Home Office.
gun violence restraining order, mass shooting, red laws

Could gun violence restraining orders prevent mass shootings in the US?

Gun violence restraining orders already exist in some states, and research finds that they may contribute to more gun safety and potentially, lower rates of mass shootings.
fukushima disaster

11 years on: Cancer patients sue operator for Fukushima disaster

Tokyo court hearings are underway for almost $5 million in damages, for six individuals who developed thyroid cancer as a result of the Fukushima disaster.
advanced recycling, plastic pollution

“Advanced recycling” not the answer to plastic pollution crisis

Advanced or chemical recycling, has been incentivised by State laws in the US - but environmental advocates suggest it will only further plastic pollution.
social exclusion, ICT

A gendered view on ICT and social inclusion

Dr Sarah Mohammad-Qureshi, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner at The University of Law, presents a gendered view on ICT and social inclusion.
cannabis plants, Thailand

Thailand gives out one million free cannabis plants to promote legalisation

One million homes will be given cannabis plants across Thailand, to mark the legalisation and attract foreign tourists – to be used for ‘medicinal purposes’ only.
gender equality in education, female incarceration rate

Female incarceration rates decrease with gender equality in education

Research finds that with greater gender equality in education there is a lower prison admission rate for females – but not males.
access to abortion, abortion care, roe v. wade

24 million US women will travel 150 miles for access to abortion

State legislation, aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade access to abortion care, puts millions of women into “abortion care deserts” – forcing them to travel hundreds of miles.
digital forensic methods

An up-to-date review of digital forensic methods

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released their comprehensive review of current US digital forensic methods.
girls in care, criminalisation

‘Immense harm’ created by the criminalisation of girls in care

Girls in care frequently experience discrimination with the law, as they are overpoliced and overlooked by the system.
COVID policy in care homes, untested patients

UK COVID policy in care homes ruled “unlawful”

The UK High Court ruled yesterday (28 April) that COVID policy in care homes was "unlawful" - releasing atleast 43,398 untested patients into care homes.
medicolegal death investigations

A look into government medicolegal death investigations

Chief Medical Examiner Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, highlights governmental medicolegal death investigation (MDI) systems in the U.S. and the world.
advances in forensic science

Four advances in forensic science could change the future

Here are four advances in forensic science that could improve criminal investigation techniques across the globe.

Model systems of medicolegal death investigation

Chief Medical Examiner Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, highlights the ways in which medicolegal death investigation (MDI) systems vary widely in the U.S. and the world.
EU pandemic committee, virus response

EU pandemic committee begins review of response to COVID

The EU pandemic committee, created in March, 2022, has elected a Chair and will now begin to look at the European response to the virus.
calorie information on menus, obesity strategy

UK law now requires calorie information on menus

The UK government will now fine food businesses £2,500, if they don't put calorie information on menus.

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