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Health - Law - 04.04.2024
Liberalization of medical marijuana and mental health in the USA
Liberalization of medical marijuana and mental health in the USA
The approval of marijuana for medical use has had little effect on the mental health of the general population in the US. But legalization for therapeutic purposes does benefit those for whom it is intended. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Basel. In the US, access to marijuana has been facilitated in most states since the mid-1990s - whether through medical clearance or through decriminalization of recreational use.

Social Sciences - Law - 14.03.2024
A UC3M study points out the changes needed to achieve an inclusive care model based on human rights
In order to achieve a personalised and community-based care model for certain vulnerable population groups (people with disabilities, the elderly, children and adolescents at risk and homeless people)

Law - Social Sciences - 28.02.2024
U-M launches interactive website documenting war crimes in Ukraine
Site features interactive maps, testimonies collected by The Reckoning Project The University of Michigan's Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia has created a new that serves as a digital archive of testimonies from witnesses and victims of documented human rights violations, war crimes and atrocities in Ukraine since Russia's full-scale invasion on Feb.

Law - Campus - 22.02.2024
Can hunger be eradicated by 2030?
World hunger is growing at an alarming rate, with prolonged conflicts, climate change, and COVID-19 exacerbating the problem.

Law - Politics - 20.12.2023
Study analyses crimes against nature and their consequences
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has prepared a study approaching crimes against nature from the perspective of international law. This article takes the war in Iraq between 2014 and 2017 as a reference and has been published in the international scientific journal Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.

Law - Health - 10.11.2023
Domestic violence protective orders are effective in reducing homicides
Study: The Case for Domestic Violence Protective Order Firearm Prohibitions under Bruen Domestic violence protective orders are associated with reductions in intimate partner homicides, and therefore serve as a critical tool for protecting victims and survivors, according to a federal policy review led by researchers at the University of Michigan.

Social Sciences - Law - 15.09.2023
Report on Violence Against Human Rights Defenders in Brazil
Study with contributions from sociologist and jurist Maria Eugenia Trombini reveals extent A study on violence against human rights defenders in Brazil reveals more than 1,000 cases occurred between 2019 to 2022. The report was compiled by the Brazilian human rights organisations "Terra de Direitos" and "Justiça Global".

Innovation - Law - 21.07.2023
New report on Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK
New report on Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK
MIOIR researchers led a study funded by the Manchester Law and Technology Initiative into "Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK" with UCL and The Law Society. MIOIR researchers led a study funded by the Manchester Law and Technology Initiative into "Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK" with UCL and The Law Society.

Law - 29.05.2023
Even lawyers don’t like legalese
A new study shows lawyers find simplified legal documents easier to understand, more appealing, and just as enforceable as traditional contracts. It's no secret that legal documents are notoriously difficult to understand, causing headaches for anyone who has had to apply for a mortgage or review any other kind of contract.

Life Sciences - Law - 22.05.2023
Importance of neuroscientific evidence for rape trials
The law should take into consideration neuroscientific evidence that suggests fear and threat can cause victims to become 'frozen' in cases of rape or sexual assault, argue UCL experts. In a comment article, published in Nature Human Behaviour, Professor Patrick Haggard and former UCL undergraduate, Ebani Dhawan, state that victims of sexual assault are often blamed for not fighting or fleeing their attackers.

Law - 23.03.2023
A single day is not enough
To mark Sexual Harassment Awareness Day at Swiss universities, Vice President Julia Dannath analyses the situation at ETH Zurich, explains what anonymous reports can and cannot achieve, and presents what she believes is most needed to effectively combat sexual harassment. Today, for the first time, Swiss universities are joining forces to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the context of university education.

Law - 03.02.2023
Domestic abuse information ’not adequately captured’ in child contact cases
Domestic abuse allegations and convictions of parents who have perpetrated abuse are not being adequately captured by Scottish civil courts during child contact hearings, a new study by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier has found. Researchers discovered family lawyers were heavily reliant on their clients telling them about ongoing or past domestic abuse as there is no formal mechanism for them to be informed about criminal proceedings.

Law - Social Sciences - 18.10.2022
New report uncovers ’institutional racism’ in the justice system
A new report by experts from The University of Manchester and barrister Keir Monteith KC has raised urgent questions about racial attitudes and practices in the justice system in England and Wales. Although the judiciary wields enormous power over individuals, its operations are alarmingly underscrutinised, and one area that has remained largely beyond examination is judicial racial bias.

Earth Sciences - Law - 04.10.2022
When art inspires engineering
When art inspires engineering
Could the interface between art and science be more than just a source of inspiration and instead be used to unlock new scientific approaches? Art and science may seem light years apart, but according to a team of civil engineers they're simply different ways of making sense of the world. A new paper led by University of Sydney Professor of Civil Engineering , Itai Einav posits that the interface between art and science is not only a source of inspiration - it can be used to unlock new scientific approaches and transform research, potentially leading to new insights.

Economics - Law - 21.06.2022
Is your insurance company watching you online and is it legal?
Is your insurance company watching you online and is it legal?
New research by Dr Zofia Bednarz has found insurers, using new AI and other models, may be able to collect your online data, and apart from anti-discrimination laws, there are no effective constraints on them using that data to price contracts. The insurance industry will soon benefit from technological advancements, such as developments in  Artificial Intelligence  ('AI') and  Big Data.

Career - Law - 31.05.2022
Experience desired: Nonwhite women face different standard for judgeships
Experience desired: Nonwhite women face different standard for judgeships
Women of color appointed to the federal judiciary typically have a greater depth of professional experiences and are more likely to have previously served as a judge than their white male counterparts, according to a new study coauthored by Yale political scientist Allison Harris.

Law - 11.05.2022
Measures to redress massive human rights violations
A study by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyses and contextualizes the concept of "transitional justice" in the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Human Rights System. All States have the obligation to guarantee human rights. To do this, they must have different mechanisms which allow them to carry out efficient investigations to find those responsible for massive human rights violations, conduct a fair trial with the corresponding guarantees and condemn criminal acts.

Social Sciences - Law - 02.03.2022
Counties that rely on the courts for revenue sentence more women to incarceration
In Washington state, many counties in recent years have supplemented their revenues through court-imposed fines such as traffic citations and court processing fees. At the same time, those counties have increased the rate at which they sentence women to jail. This association, according to new research from the University of Washington, indicates that monetary sanctions, also known as legal financial obligations or LFOs, have far-reaching social, economic and punitive effects.

Law - Social Sciences - 17.02.2022
Child marriages violating statutory rape laws in many U.S. states
Child marriages violating statutory rape laws in many U.S. states
Marital exemptions to statutory rape laws provide legal loopholes for sexual acts with children, otherwise considered crimes In many U.S. states, children can legally marry at an earlier age than they can consent to sex, leading to situations where sex between spouses may be a criminal act.

Law - 22.10.2021
The Internet of Stings: research will probe privacy and legal concerns of smart devices | University of Cambridge
The Internet of Stings: research will probe privacy and legal concerns of smart devices | University of Cambridge
What happens to all the sensitive personal information our smart devices collect from us? Where does the data picked up by our smart watches, speakers and TVs go, who has access to it and how is it used? It's often unclear what happens with the data these devices collect: where that data goes and how it is used.
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