Why and How Should We Jail Criminals?
Society

Why and How Should We Jail Criminals?

The verdict in the Tsarnaev case and the comments it inspired bring to mind a long-standing debate on the philosophical role of punishment. Similar indignant comments had been made when the seemingly luxurious incarceration conditions of Anders Behring Breivik (sentenced to 21 years in prison Norway) were made public, stemming from a misunderstanding of the way Norway (and other countries) thinks of the role of punishment. Continue reading

The French Draft Law on Intelligence vs. Individual Liberties
Politics / Society / World News

The French Draft Law on Intelligence vs. Individual Liberties

A draft law presented to the French parliament in April allows French intelligence services to implement techniques only used by the judicial police until now: collection, transmission and recording of words pronounced privately or confidentially or computer data and real-time localization of a person, a vehicle or an object. This regrettable turn of events is taking place in the midst of generalized indifference Continue reading

The Law vs. Workplace Harassment: an Ongoing Fight
Politics / Society

The Law vs. Workplace Harassment: an Ongoing Fight

With the global rise of workplace harassment, which has been defined by social scientists as “irrational repeated behavior towards an employee or group of employees, which represents a health and security risk”, employment law in various countries has evolved in order to better address this phenomenon, which often bears devastating consequences on the mental and physical health of its victims, leading to depression, anxiety, and sometimes suicide. Continue reading