Iceland’s government has proposed a new law to ban circumcision for non-medical reasons. Could the UK follow suit, and if so, what are the implications for human rights?
Imagine having to leave your home because you fear for your safety. Now imagine you are only a child.
Advances in medicine have meant that we’ve had to redefine what death is. It used to be easy – you were dead if your heart stopped working; if you couldn’t breathe. But now, we can restart hearts, and machines can breathe for you until you’re ready to take over again.
Moral and legal philosopher John Tasioulas has spent years asking what human rights are and where they come from. It’s a subject, he says, that benefits from everyone getting involved.