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The True Victim-Centered Approach: Expanding Safety Guidelines to Mitigate Sexual Assault of Patients in Healthcare Settings

At Hacienda Healthcare, a nonprofit long-term care facility in Phoenix, Arizona, a female patient in a vegetative state recently gave birth.[i] Neither facility staff nor the patient’s family noticed the pregnancy until she exhibited physical distress during labor.[ii] Phoenix police arrested a male nurse, whose DNA matched that of the child, charging him with sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse.[iii]…

The Potential Value of Social Media in Asylum Law Cases

“Based on the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol, I’m Rahaf Mohammed, formally seeking refugee status to any country that would protect me from getting harmed or killed due to leaving my religion and torture from my family.” On January 6, 2019, 18-year old Rahaf Mohammad al-Qunun sent the above tweet in a desperate call for help to the international…

New Canadian Drone Regulations Aim to Thwart Aviation Interference

Drones have become an integral part of life as the devices are increasingly deployed around the world to deliver packages, assist in disaster recovery efforts, and even provide military information.[i]  However, along with the benefits and convenience that drones bring, comes also interference and annoyance.  The Canadian government released a report last year indicating that there were 95 instances in…

The Challenges Facing India’s New Job and Education Reservation

On January 12th India’s President, Ram Nath Kovind, assented to a Constitutional Amendment providing for a 10% job and education quota for the economically weak citizens of the upper casts.[i]  Specifically, the Amendment expands on India’s current affirmative action program by reserving 10% of government jobs and seats at educational institutions for the poor in India’s general category.[ii]  However, even…