Doug Ferguson, Western University and Jason H. Voss, Western University Unless the federal government changes course, proposed legislation designed to amend Canada’s criminal justice system will wreak havoc on law school clinics in Canada — and will actually worsen the administration of justice in our criminal courts. First introduced in the...
Gayathri D Naik, SOAS, University of London A family in India needs fresh water. But this family can’t just turn on a tap. Instead, the women in the household must walk to fetch it, sometimes travelling miles carrying plastic or earthenware pots, possibly with a child or two in tow,...
While the government notified a new Mental Healthcare Act in June, making access to mental health care a legal right, providing treatment to mentally ill homeless people is a major problem that the country faces, say experts. "There is a lot of problem about severe mental illness in the...
Judith Graham, KHN It was a memorable place to have an “aha” moment about aging. Peter Sperry had taken his 82-year-old father, who’d had a stroke and used a wheelchair, to Disney World. Just after they’d made their way through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, nature called. Sperry took his...
Despite mandated by law, deaths during manual scavenging gets little attention from the government, show a new study. When Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, a coalition of civil society organisations studied 51 cases involving deaths of 97 manual scavengers across 11 states of India, it showed that only in 35% of these...
Indigenous children in India are more likely to die from malnutrition compared to other communities, says a report by an expert committee. As per the study by the Expert committee on Tribal Health, 42 per cent of indigenous children are underweight, compared to 35 per cent among the general population...
Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News As Hurricane Florence barreled toward her coastal community, Patty Younts grappled with a question: Where should a person with dementia go? Her husband, Howard, 66, suffers from a type of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy, which has robbed him of short-term memory and made him almost...
A tweet by a Delhi-based journalist about a child whose father died while cleaning a sewer in the city has helped raise millions of rupees to help the family. The photo tweeted by Shiv Sunny, a reporter with The Hindustan Times, showed that the 11-year-old child crying next to the body...
The president of India has issued an ordinance banning triple talaq -- the practice of Muslim men uttering "talaq" thrice to get a divorce -- while the bill to make it a law has been stuck in the upper house of the Indian parliament. Under the ordinance, the practice will...
Hazardous forms of manual scavenging have killed ewer cleaners entirely people since January 2017, according to data with the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), the national statutory body in charge of the welfare of sanitation workers, The Indian Express reported. While this means on an average one death in...

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