The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will enter into force Sunday, making the provisions of the treaty legally binding on countries that have ratified the convention . The FCTC, the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization , requires its signatories to implement measures ensuring that tobacco packaging has [...]

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Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law School: "I approach the issue of immigration reform (theoretical reform – neither Becker nor I are considering the political obstacles to radical changes in immigration law) somewhat differently. I begin by asking: why restrict immigration at all? The only answer I consider fully compatible with a market-oriented approach to [...]

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In Friday's international brief, the African Union announced the suspension of Togo's membership in the continental organization following a meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council . The AU also called for wider sanctions against Togo , while endorsing the current sanctions imposed by the West African regional body ECOWAS . The controversy is [...]

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The UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights questioned the legality of proposed anti-terror legislation that grants the home secretary power to order house arrests of terror suspects in a report released Friday. The committee's report presents a new challenge for the government, which had hoped to rush the recently announced legislation through Parliament so [...]

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