Opponents of Thailand's marijuana bill are calling for the plant to be re-criminalized amid concerns over growing recreational use. The bill has also triggered a lucrative new industry from Bangkok to Pattaya.
2 Aug 2022
A September referendum could see Cuba become the ninth Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, but the vote's outcome is anything but clear.
22 Apr 2022
Catalan politicians and activists announced legal action in several countries, following reports that the government in Madrid used Pegasus spyware manufactured by the notorious Israeli firm NSO Group to monitor them.
9 Apr 2022
Abortion is legal in Spain yet a number of doctors in the public system still refuse to carry out the procedure, calling themselves "conscientious objectors." Their stance forcing women to use private clinics. We also head to Kibera in the Kenyan city of Nairobi which is Africa's largest urban slum; and where women outnumber men, as they struggle to exit a life of poverty. Plus we meet the Lebanese gay female stand-up comic who has no fear when it comes to breaking taboos.
19 Mar 2022
Legal practitioners, Barr. Festus Ogun and Barr. Inigehe Effiong speaks to GuardianTV about the judgment delivered last week by the Federal High Court in Abuja sacking the Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi on his defection from the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressives Congress about a year ago.
7 Jan 2022
Some 100,000 abortions take place every year in Spain. In theory, terminations are a right under Spanish law but in practice, many women face obstacles when they choose to terminate a pregnancy. The medical establishment itself is often hostile to the prospect of performing abortions, and doctors working in the field say they are stigmatised by their pro-life colleagues. Our correspondents report.
19 Aug 2021
The alleged offences over which one of Nigeria’s well celebrated and respected police officers, Abba Kyari is wanted for by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are captured in an extradition treaty between Nigeria and the US. Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, is wanted in the United States of America for criminal prosecution after he was listed among suspects indicted in a $1.1 million international fraud conspiracy. And here are the legal implications for his extradition to the United States.
27 Jul 2021
Last week, lawmakers at California's 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with the Maleficent star that John Ouderkirk should have disclosed prior business dealings with Pitt's lawyers
9 Jun 2021
Lawmakers have approved a law classifying Bitcoin as legal tender, making El Salvador the first nation to officially adopt a cryptocurrency.
16 May 2021
Making IVF fertility treatment available to single women and lesbian couples was one of French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign promises, but it's yet to become a reality. The legislation was initially approved by the lower house of parliament but rejected by the Senate, where the right-wing opposition has a majority. Every year, around 3,000 women in France who wish to undergo IVF, but are not in a relationship with a man, travel to other European countries where the procedure is available. But this option comes at a significant financial cost. FRANCE 24's Claire Paccalin and Eléonore Vanel went to meet two of these single mothers.
9 Jan 2021
The legal controversies surrounding the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are now in their second decade and the divisions between his supporters and critics remain as intractable as ever. For some, the Australian national, now 49, is a fearless campaigner for press freedom. For others, he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources. Here is a look back at his long-running battle to avoid trial in the US.
15 Nov 2020
The United Arab Emirates scraped laws defending so-called "honor" killings, in a major reform of the country's criminal law. Alcohol restrictions have been eased and a ban on unmarried couples cohabiting has been lifted.