The Tighter Our Gun Laws, The Safer Our Communities
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Post No.: 1006   Furrywisepuppy says:   The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution isn’t absolute. And the fact that it was an amendment indicates that it wasn’t in the original Constitution. Ergo, if a right can be modified … Read More

Sentencing Convicted Lawbreakers
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Post No.: 0996   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many people have served time despite being innocent, or for what would be regarded as legal actions in other countries like speaking against an oppressive government. Some innocent people have given false confessions … Read More

A Trial in the Court of Public Opinion
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Post No.: 0989   Furrywisepuppy says:   Picking up right from where we left off in Post No.: 0981 regarding jury trials – encouraging genuine dissent will reduce confidence in each juror’s initial verdicts and cause them to evaluate and … Read More

Jury Instructions and Arriving at a Verdict
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Post No.: 0981   Furrywisepuppy says:   During a criminal trial, what usually happens is the prosecution will present their witnesses first, who’ll then be cross-examined by the defence. Then the defence will present their witnesses, who’ll then be cross-examined … Read More

Publicly Versus Privately Funded Healthcare Systems
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Post No.: 0975   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Countries like the UK have a predominantly publicly funded healthcare system, as examined in Post No.: 0932.   Most other high-income countries have a different system of topping up a basic level of … Read More

Third-Party Beneficiaries to a Pact
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Post No.: 0968   Furrywisepuppy says:   Normally, in countries like the UK at least, whom you’ve made an agreement, pact or contract with is the party whom must deliver what they had promised. So if you, for instance, as … Read More

A Decree of Specific Performance in Contract Law
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Post No.: 0958   Furrywisepuppy says:   If a furry inventor needed a freight company to ship his/her invention to a trade exhibition but only 19 out of 20 crates arrived in the agreed time, and that missing crate had … Read More

Suing for Damages After a Breach of Contract
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Post No.: 0943   Furrywisepuppy says:   In Contract law, once a deal has been made, a party cannot breach it on the basis that it wasn’t at the right price – a deal is a deal!   By far … Read More

The National Health Service (NHS) in England
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Post No.: 0932   Furrywisepuppy says:   The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is a complex system made up of many organisations. It has been subject to constant reforms and is considered indispensable yet controversial.   Note that … Read More

The Ordeal an Asylum Seeker Goes Through
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Post No.: 0918   Furrywisepuppy says:   So what is the typical procedure that an asylum seeker goes through?   Firstly, the journey from their country of origin to their country of destination can take several years and take a … Read More

The Inclusion, Exclusion and Cessation of Refugee Status
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Post No.: 0895   Fluffystealthkitten says:   So according to Post No.: 0878 by Furrywisepuppy, the 3 key elements in the definition of a refugee is a person with a ‘well-founded fear of persecution’ – namely the risk (the fear … Read More

Fleeing a Well-Founded Fear of Persecution
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Post No.: 0878   Furrywisepuppy says:   According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of the Refugees a.k.a. the Refugee Convention or Geneva Convention of 1951; which was later modified by the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status … Read More

Addressing Human Rights Violations (or Human Wrongs)
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Post No.: 0862   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Unlike trade or investment treaties – human rights treaties aren’t concluded as an exchange of advantages or interests between the member States concerned but as commitments that States make towards the people over … Read More

How Should We Regard ‘Victimless Crimes’?
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Post No.: 0853   Furrywisepuppy says:   In general, a crime consists of the physical conduct of a guilty act (actus reus), and one’s mental awareness when one conducted said guilty act (mens rea). Therefore accidents are sometimes treated differently … Read More

Ways to Govern a Nation
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Post No.: 0847   Furrywisepuppy says:   Aristotle, who was born in 384 BCE, classified 6 types of political regime according to who governs and who benefits from this governance, in an attempt to identify, on normative grounds, what might … Read More

States Must Protect Private Actors from Each Other Too
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Post No.: 0840   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Many human rights treaties can be invoked by any affected individual who is under the ‘jurisdiction’ or ‘competence’ of any of the member States of those treaties. Jurisdiction in International Human Rights Law … Read More

Guarantee and Respect Civil and Political Rights
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Post No.: 0829   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The prohibition of discrimination and the guarantee of equality of treatment is a central provision in International Human Rights Law (IHRL) when it comes to everybody’s civil and political rights. It’s one of … Read More

The Reliability of DNA and Fingerprint Evidence
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Post No.: 0818   Furrywisepuppy says:   An example of the ‘prosecutor’s fallacy’ is when – given a 1-in-100 chance that the defendant’s blood sample would match the sample found at the scene of a crime by mere coincidence alone … Read More

Provide and Realise Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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Post No.: 0812   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Continuing on our journey towards understanding International Human Rights Law (IHRL) better, where in our last stop we learnt more about the obligations to respect, protect and fulfil certain rights (Post No.: 0799) … Read More

Would a Global Government Solve Some Global Problems?
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Post No.: 0806   Furrywisepuppy says:   From time to time, we may wish there were some sort of ‘global or world government’, or cosmocracy, that had jurisdiction over the entire world, so that we can more easily tackle collective … Read More

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