One of the primary causes of systemic mass incarceration for drug offences, that has predominantly targeted Black and Hispanic individuals, has been the existence of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
New legislation attempts to prevent discriminatory profiling by the NYPD – particularly relating to the stop-and-frisk programme.
New laws criminalising "legal highs" may increase health harms. (Article republished from the Independent)
“Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control mans' appetite through legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not even crimes..."
Despite leaving the Indian subcontinent, many UK citizens from the South Asian diaspora continue to experience the effects of the caste system in their daily lives.
Less than 24 hours after the UN voted to recognise Palestine as a "non-member observer state", the Israeli government announced its approval for the building of over 3,000 settlement homes in the West Bank.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Latin America saw a sharp rise in the number of military dictatorships taking control of a number of nations. The role of the United States government in these occurrences has been contentious, especially due to the clandestine tactics employed at the time.