Homosexual Civil Rights Law comes to Pass

the Canadian province of Quebec, on December 16th 1977, updated its Provincial Charter of Human Rights, Continue reading

Cryogenics Outlawed in British Columbia, Canada

We have all seen it in movies, freeze the dead and hope in the future they can thaw and cure what ails them. Continue reading

International Congress of Comparative Law met in Paris, France

Those who attended the International Congress of Comparative Law in Paris, France, in 1900, proposed an international law code to be used by national legislatures. Since then a general code of international law has yet been implemented. The laws are very slow to change. Continue reading

International Law Text On the Law of War and Peace

Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius wrote the international law document De Jure Belli ac Pacis (On the Law of War and Peace) in Paris in 1625. Continue reading

Wales Instigated the First Environmental Lawsuit

Swansea, Wales mounted the first environmental lawsuit in 1832 claiming that slag and fumes were destroying the land near the copperworks. Continue reading

Sweden Passes Freedom of Speech Law

Sweden passed the first Freedom of Speech law in 1766 Continue reading

Gandhi Protests in South Africa

Indian-born lawyer, Mohandas K. Gandhi lead nonviolent acts of civil disobedience of international significance or satyagraha (Hindi for "truth force") Continue reading

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Treaty

The international treaty “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” prohibiting racial discrimination was signed by Continue reading

Iraq Imposed Jews Wear Yellow Patch

Muslim Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil imposed a decree in Babylonia, Iraq about year 850, Continue reading

Assisted Suicide Law Passed

The assisted suicide law passed by voters in Oregon, USA, in 1994 Continue reading