Is the human body ‘property’?

Property is a term that explains what governs ownership and possession. As Gummow J summarised, it is a “legal relationship with a thing.”[1] What defines property continues to evolve and change with contemporary scientific and medical advancements, where it may have once  described access to material or tangible resources such as estates, land or fixtures now includes personal or intangible property. As property is the … Continue reading Is the human body ‘property’?

Are Morality and Law Connected?

In the early sixth century, Athenian statesman and lawmaker Solon developed a set of reforms in Ancient Greece to overcome aristocratic exclusivity by enabling all subjects to access justice. Known as Solon’s Laws, the aim was to mediate the conflict growing between the aristocracy and peasantry. How did Solon decide this moral reformation? Revealed in his poetry, he saw the threat to Athenian culture and … Continue reading Are Morality and Law Connected?

Exploitation of Syrian Women and Children: Refugee Law In Lebanon and Jordan

As of March 2017, key figures from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that more than 5 million refugees have fled Syria, with 6.3 million internally displaced and a total of over 13 million in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.[1] Turkey has accepted a large number of the refugees, hosting over 2.8 million refugees, comparably with Europe where less than … Continue reading Exploitation of Syrian Women and Children: Refugee Law In Lebanon and Jordan