India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There's a better solution.
Institutional problems make it difficult to satisfy livestock and crop farmers' interests, already in contest over agricultural resources.
Conservative justices are redefining religious freedom to mean the protection of individuals or groups to practice their faith as they see fit, argues a constitutional law expert.
From his positions at the United Nations, Professor Heyns made a huge impact on the protection of the right to life and the right of peaceful assembly.
Too many patents and too little information about them makes it hard for the system to weed out patents that unfairly block inventors.
At the end of the 1925 movie 'Red Kimono,' the protagonist, Gabrielle Darley, throws away her garment and moves on to a better life. Real life is more complicated.
Some AI systems make faulty assumptions about women and nonwhite men, which can lead to misdiagnoses. Overcoming this bias takes legal, regulatory and technical fixes.
The truth remains that no artist through Nigeria’s postcolonial years has contributed close to what Fela did – and continues to do - for human rights and social justice.
Nigeria must work towards the harmonisation of laws that protect and promote access to sexual and reproductive health.
A trip to the beach is off limits for some people with a disability. We need to change that, and the law supports it.
What the world can learn from Wales, the first place where sustainability is the organising principle of government, as well as what Wales is learning from the world about sustainability.
The death of Phillip Mbuji Johansen highlights how courts fail to consider entrenched racial biases when they assess what amounts to 'intent'.
The undermining of democracy across the Americas, especially in the U.S. and Peru, has been occurring via attempts to use laws solely for political gain.
It turns out, if your crisps are sufficiently 'niche' and sophisticated, even they can be classed as a meal.
Interpreting legal rules is a very human process. How do we enable computers to read and apply them?
Considering the limitations of Indonesian law enforcement agencies and prison capacity, the implementation of the bill is not realistic.
The case Fulton v. Philadelphia is about foster care. But questions over a decades-old Supreme Court ruling may have wider implications.
As research shows, divorce doesn't have to mean an unhappy childhood.
The criminal justice system presupposes people generally are free to decide whether or not to engage in criminal behaviour. However, the courts acknowledge not everyone has free will.
Those lefty do-good lawyers Johnson and Patel are so concerned about are a vital part of parliamentary democracy based on the rule of law. This is precisely why they continue to denigrate them.