If Only Penguins Knew…
It is clear that our society would hardly function without laws. Although they prevent us from doing really anything we want, they also give us safety, protecting us from injustice, crime, and physical as well as mental harm. Therefore, people can live peacefully with each other. Nevertheless, what about Antarctica - does it have any laws? If yes, why does…
A Constitution – Every Country’s Foundation
“This evening, a parliament will debate on a law proposal,” we often hear on television, especially during those Corona times. It is not unusual that a legislative government branch decides to change certain parts of laws, put new ones in force and sometimes to even repeal some, because through time, societies are changing and so must laws (and acts) that…
All That Glitters Is Not Gold
In 2017, renewed tensions between the United States and North Korea began. As both countries are nuclear superpowers, meaning that their dispute could be a serious threat to citizens’ safety, news regarding the situation spread incredibly fast across all social media platforms and other forms of media. Before that year, I had heard about North Korea maybe once or twice,…
Break the Laws to Fix the World
Laws represent the foundation of an organized society. Their general idea is to set boundaries and keep control so that people can live together peacefully. Although necessary, some of them are unjustified, suppressing certain ethnic groups and breaching basic human rights. Thankfully, some individuals have decided to take action and, although breaking some laws, try to fix the world.
Until the End of Your Days – and Beyond?
Life sentence seems to be clearly defined by the laws. In simple words, it is a sentence of imprisonment under which a person who is convicted, usually for very serious crimes, stays in prison for the rest of his/her life. It is not really rocket science. Nevertheless, one prisoner, who has been behind the bars for years, came up with…
The USA Against the USA
“I can’t breathe!” were the last words of a black American George Floyd before his life was taken by policemen on May 25th this year. Massive protests erupted not only all across the United States, but worldwide. Nevertheless, this murder was just the tip of an iceberg - protestors’ rebellions demanding equality have been a result of hundreds of years…
Extraordinary Laws – Worthy to Obey?
Most of us haven't learnt all the rules, set by our government, by heart, and it is usually enough to use our common sense to know how are we allowed to behave and how not. But some laws are so unusual and commonly unknown we have perhaps already unintentionally broke them.