Category Law & Policy

It’s Good that Bill C-7 Extends MAID to Chronic Sufferers

Stuart Chambers points out that expanding access to medical assistance in dying was always about relieving suffering rather than about targeting people with disabilities.

Georgia, We Have a Problem: Surrogacy and Exploitation

Winifred Badaiki describes exploitation in the surrogacy industry in the Republic of Georgia and urges decision-makers to change the status quo.

In a Nutshell: The Continuing Saga of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation

Jocelyn Downie outlines Bill C-7, Canada’s newly amended medical assistance in dying legislation, and recounts the legal history of the changes.

Mandating COVID-19 vaccines? Response to nonsense objections

Colleen M. Flood, Bryan Thomas, and Kumanan Wilson rebut Juan Gérvas’s contention that there is insufficient justification for mandating health care worker vaccination against COVID-19.

Global Survey on Ethics in Long Term Care during COVID-19

Angel Petropanagos, Preet Gandhi, and Nipa Chauhan announce the launch of the Ask-LTC project, which is funded and supported by the WHO Ethics and Governance Unit and invite stakeholders in long term care homes around the world to share the ethical issues they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.