The state of sexuality: formation and regulation of sexual norms in the Persian Gulf - Al-Noaimi H.
While many GCC states have been embracing widespread modernization reforms across various sectors in the past few decades, sexual and reproductive health education, social awareness campaigns, and relevant penal codes criminalizing sexual crimes still rema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The myth of protection: gendering protection under the responsibility to protect in Gaza - Spitka T.
Although international norms on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P ), norms stemming from United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and the agenda of Women, Peace and Security (wps) have shifted the narrative from a state-centric to a human-centric a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The international covenant on civil and political rights and the "right to be protected against incitement" - Temperman J.
Article 20(2) of the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (iccpr) is an odd human rights clause. It provides that "[a]ny advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or viole... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The illocutionary force of laws - Allott N, Shaer B.
This article provides a speech act analysis of 'crime-enacting' provisions in criminal statutes, focusing on the illocutionary force of these provisions. These provisions commonly set out not only particular crimes and their characteristics but also their ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Hughes model for pedestrian dynamics and congestion modelling - Carlini E, Festa A, Silva FJ.
In this paper we present a numerical study of some variations of the Hughes model for pedestrian flow under different types of congestion effects. The general model consists of a coupled non-linear PDE system involving an eikonal equation and a first order... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Terrorist or armed opposition group fighter? The experience of UK courts and the implications for public international law - Murray A.
The aim of this article is to explore British courts' jurisprudence relating to the actions of those who have committed acts abroad which, in some circumstances, might be considered terrorism. It does this by identifying three different types of attacks: a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Speech and harm: genocide denial, hate speech and freedom of expression - P égorier C.
This article expounds upon the issue of genocide denial, especially its particular relations to freedom of expression and hate speech. It proceeds from the twin view that the gravity of the act of denial is such that anti-denial legislations are not irreco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Selfie identification app as a forensic tool for missing and unidentified persons - Nuzzolese E, Lupariello F, Di Vella G.
Social media applications can be valuable investigative tools in the search for missing and unidentified persons. As yet, no forensic App exists with the aim of assisting the human identification process, through the search of antemortem data to be used as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Self-responsibility and activation for lone mothers in the United Kingdom - Millar J.
Lone mothers make up a quarter of all families with children in the United Kingdom and have been one of the key target groups for activation policies for the past two decades. In a relatively short period of time, the U.K. system has changed from treating ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk-informed intervention: using intimate partner violence risk assessment within an evidence-based practice framework - Messing JT.
This article presents an evidence-based practice (EBP) model for risk-informed social ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rights in conflict: the clash between abolishing the death penalty and delivering justice to the victims - Wheeler CH.
The abolition of the death penalty and delivering justice to the victims of atrocity crimes are two dominant international human rights issues. Despite the prominence of both issues, the international human rights community views the abolition of the death... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Religious resources and terrorism - Gregg HS.
This article draws upon resource mobilization theory (rmt) to propose five ways in which religious resources can contribute to groups that use violence to challenge the social or political status quo: by shaping the group's ideology; through religious auth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Religion and terrorism - Lewis JR, Dawson LL.
In the late modern world, contrary to expectation, politics has become more and not less entwined with religion, and often in conrtexts involving violent clashes of identities. The tragic events of 9/11 thrust this linkage into the spotlight in ways few co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Relationship between leader-member exchange and construction worker safety behavior: the mediating role of communication competence - He C, Jia G, McCabe B, Sun J.
PURPOSE: Leader-member exchange (LMX) had widely been adopted to explore its influence on job performance. However, most previous studies considered LMX as a unidimensional construct and neglected the effects of its sub-dimensions, thereby reducing its pra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Railway workers in Second World War: towards a reconciliation in historiography? - Polino MN.
New developments in research about the role of railway workers in the holocaust reopen the historical discussion and the public debates on the responsibility of agencies and individuals in the deportation of the Jews during Second World War. The role of Fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Public opinion and morality policy: lessons from Canada and the United States - Schwartz MA, Tatalovich R.
To clarify why research examining the responsiveness of governments to public opinion produces mixed results, the authors focus on issues involving contested moral values that are known to be highly salient to the public and hence more likely to be linked ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Peasant sex workers in metropolitan China and the pivotal concept of money: a sociological investigation - Tsang EY, Lowe J, Wilkinson JS, Scambler G.
This article is a theoretically informed empirical investigation of breadwinning peasant workers in China's urban metropolis of Guangdong and the values they ascribe to money acquired through sex work. The existing literature about money sits at the very c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Lethal violence, the lack of resonance and the challenge of forgiveness in Brazil - von Sinner R, Westphal ER.
According to recent data there has been a considerable increase in lethal violence in Brazil as well as evidence of a growing brutality. Such data bears witness to the wide perception of impunity and the apparent commonality, even an acceptance of killing.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

IPV in rural Pennsylvania and magisterial courts: case study - Wasileski G, Poteyeva M.
This study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Filling the mobility gaps: the shared taxi industry in Kano, Nigeria - Madugu YU.
This paper aims to analyse the growth of the taxi and shared taxi industries in Nigeria after the 1980s Structural Adjustment Programs. The reduction of public bus services and growing urbanisation fuelled the rise of (paid) car-pooling and eventually a ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Feminism against crime control: on sexual subordination and state apologism - Duff K.
Its critics call it 'feminism-as-crime-control', or 'Governance Feminism', diagnosing it as a pernicious form of identity politics. Its advocates call it taking sexual violence seriously - by which they mean wielding the power of the state to 'punish perpe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Development of a collaborative research framework: the example of a study conducted by and with a First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women's community and their research partners - Jull JE, Giles A, Boyer Y, Stacey D, Lodge M.
The lack of research to effectively address inequity within Canadian society is an indicator of the failure of mainstream research approaches and practices to engage with all populations. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of a collab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Defining terrorism in Pakistani anti-terrorism law - Iqbal K, Shah NA.
We critically examine the definition of 'terrorism' in the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 of Pakistan and as it is interpreted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan under the principle of legality in criminal and human rights law standards.1 We conclude that the defin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Defending honor and beyond: reconsidering the relationship between seemingly futile defense and permissible harming - Ferzan KK.
In Helen Frowe's book, Defensive Killing, she argues that some cases of seemingly futile self-defense are actually instances of justifiable defense of the victim's honor. This paper explores Frowe's claim, first by isolating the central cases and then by e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Charting the territory: space and power in the Iraq War - Hristova S.
I analyze the 2007 mapping and walling of Baghdad's neighborhoods into 'gated communities' and 'ghettos' as a way of distinguishing and segregating Sunni and Shia 'friends and 'foes'. This walling was part of the Iraq War (2003-2010) in which a US-led mili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Challenging the curious erasure of religion from the study of religious terrorism - Dawson LL.
The role that religion plays in the motivation of "religious terrorism" is the subject of much ongoing dispute, even in the case of jihadist groups. Some scholars, for differing reasons, deny that it has any role; others acknowledge the religious character... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

California's comprehensive background check and misdemeanor violence prohibition policies and firearm mortality - Castillo-Carniglia A, Kagawa RMC, Cerd á M, Crifasi CK, Vernick JS, Webster DW, Wintemute GJ.
PURPOSE: In 1991, California implemented a law that mandated a background check for all firearm purchases with limited exceptions (comprehensive background check or CBC policy) and prohibited firearm purchase and possession for persons convicted within the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Border imperialism, racial capitalism, and geographies of deracination - Gahman L, Hjalmarson E.
This article provides an extended overview and explicatory synopsis of border imperialism. Drawing primarily from the insights of Harsha Walia's Undoing Border Imperialism, we aim to situate the concept in interdisciplinary literature and show how it can b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Affective organizing: collectivizing informal sex workers in an intimate union - Hardy K, Cruz K.
As informal, self-employed workers, street sex workers are frequently understood as a "hard-to-organize" group. As they are not legally registered or protected, they are excluded from institutional arrangements for unionization and collective bargaining an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A stark choice: domestic violence or deportation? The immigration status of victims of domestic violence under the Istanbul Convention - Stoyanova V.
The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) is a relatively recent treaty that has the objective to protect women against all forms of violence and to design a comprehe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A global and inclusive agreement? Participation of armed actors in the inter-Congolese dialogue and its impact on local violence - Hellm üller S.
This article provides an analytical framework to understand how participation of armed actors in peace negotiations influences local violence. It argues that the link between violence and exclusion or inclusion of armed actors is often indirect and depends... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'Ought implies can' and the law - Fox C, Feis G.
In this paper, we investigate the 'ought implies can' (OIC) thesis, focusing on explanations and interpretations of OIC, with a view to clarifying its uses and relevance to legal philosophy. We first review various issues concerning the semantics and pragm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'Neither motorists nor pedestrians obey the rules': transit law, public safety, and the policing of Northern Mexico's roads, 1920s-1950s - Bess MK.
In the first half of the twentieth century, Mexican authorities implemented transit laws to regulate motor traffic and address concerns about road safety. The northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo Le ón serves as a case study for this process. Monterrey's loca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

"Slavery hasn't ended, it has just become modernized": border imperialism and the lived realities of migrant farmworkers in British Columbia, Canada - Cohen A.
Border imperialism is a powerful framework for understanding the ways that colonial states manage borders in order to restrict movement of migrants and secure neoliberal economic interests. The present commentary, based on research carried out in British C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Strengthening the preventive role of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa - Renzulli I.
The article provides a critical insight into the legal framework for the prevention of torture in Africa, with specific reference to the Robben Island Guidelines (rig) and its special mechanism, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa (cpta).... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Of responsibilities, protection, and rights: children's lives in conflict zones - D ’Costa B.
The endorsement of R2P by the unga and the UNSC does not give the doctrine legal status, however, such broad acceptance in the international community gives the concept some normative force. Although the unga formulation of R2P can be considered to be the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

At least 20 abortion cases are in the pipeline to the Supreme Court. Any one could gut Roe v. Wade.
Today’s emotional rhetoric has parallels to another politically volatile period in the early 1990s. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Lawsuits could impact MedMen's efforts to open Fenway marijuana dispensary
MedMen has made a name for itself opening dispensaries throughout the country, but pending lawsuits could hurt the cannabis company ’s chances of moving forward in Boston. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?
Medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff, says UNISON
Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, says UNISON today (Saturday). A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better protection for employees from unwelcome advances by people using public services, including parents and patients, as well as their friends and relatives. It wants to see the reinstatement of Section 40 of the Equality Act – a clause that ensured staff doing their jobs were safeguarded against third-party harassment. Under this clause, employers were liable if they ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Lawsuits could impact MedMen's efforts to open Fenway marijuana dispensary
MedMen has made a name for itself opening dispensaries throughout the country, but pending lawsuits could hurt the cannabis company ’s chances of moving forward in Boston. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

9/11 Fund Running Out of Money for Those with Illnesses
NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "painfully aware of the inequity of the situation" but stressed that awarding some funds for every valid claim would be preferable to sending some legitimate claimants away empty-handed. "I could not abide a plan that would at the end of the day leave some claimants uncompensated," Bhattacharyya said. Nearly 40,000 people have applied to the federal fund ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Marijuana Edible Linked to Myocardial Infarction Marijuana Edible Linked to Myocardial Infarction
Legalization of marijuana has led to higher use, including among the elderly and cardiac patients. A new case report highlights risks and points to the need for more research and patient education.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Judge sends ‘ brain fingerprinting company ’ and would-be distributor to arbitration
On its surface, E. Hedinger AG v. Brainwave Science looks like a standard lawsuit alleging breach of contract. But the plaintiff’s claims go much further. Electromechanical company Hedinger (Wattwil, Switzerland) sued “brain-fingerprinting” company Brainwave Science (Southborough, Mass.) in 2017 in Massachusetts Superior Court over a distribution agreement that Hedinger claims Brainwave breached about a year after it was signed in 2016. This week, a federal judge in Delaware ordered Brainwave and Hedinger to arbitration over Hedinger’s claims of breach-of-contract, fraud, and of selling counterfeit ...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Legal News Neurological News Well brainwavescience ehedingerag Source Type: news

Common Weed Killer Glyphosate Increases Cancer Risk By 41%, Study Says
(CNN) — Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world’s most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Researchers from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies into the chemical — found in weed killers including Monsanto’s popular Roundup — and concluded that it significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the immune system. “All of the meta-analyses conducted to date, including our own, consistently report the same key finding: exposure to GBHs (glyphosate-based herbicides) are asso...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN weed killer Source Type: news

Oregon leads nation in rate of marijuana consumption
While the Beaver State wasn't the first to legalize recreational cannabis, estimated monthly usage surpassed all other states in 2016 as production and sales ramped up. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Oregon leads nation in rate of marijuana consumption
While the Beaver State wasn't the first to legalize recreational cannabis, estimated monthly usage surpassed all other states in 2016 as production and sales ramped up. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Americans Cross Border Into Mexico to Buy Insulin at a Fraction of US Cost Americans Cross Border Into Mexico to Buy Insulin at a Fraction of US Cost
For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

At least 20 abortion cases are in the pipeline to the Supreme Court. Any one could be used to gut Roe v. Wade.
Today’s emotional rhetoric has parallels to another politically volatile period in the early 1990s. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

At least 20 abortion cases are steps from the U.S. Supreme Court. Any one could gut Roe v. Wade.
Today’s emotional rhetoric has parallels to another politically volatile period in the early 1990s. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news