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Moral luck

Two people drive drunk at night: one kills a pedestrian, one doesn't. Does the unlucky killer deserve more blame or not?

Robert J Hartman

Essay/Demography & Migration

Law in the Jungle

The ultimate ‘outsider’ space, the Jungle refugee camp in Calais became its own society, the no-borders idea made real

Natasha King

Idea/Gender & Sexuality

Let’s delete sex-identity from birth certificates

Heath Fogg Davis

Idea/Law & Justice

How men continue to interrupt even the most powerful women

Tonja Jacobi & Dylan Schweers

Video/Law & Justice

The farmer turned human rights activist who breaks France’s laws to defend its values

25 minutes

Idea/Fairness & Equality

Marriage should not come with any social benefits or privileges

Vicki Larson


The brain-heart dialogue shows how racism hijacks perception

Manos Tsakiris

Video/Law & Justice

‘Continuously, silently screaming’ – the profound agony of solitary confinement

5 minutes


Are human rights anything more than legal conventions?

John Tasioulas

Essay/Law & Justice

Why men rape

It’s not a profound mystery, or explained by deep psychosocial complexity. For rapists, rape is easy. And that must stop

Sandra Newman

Essay/Law & Justice

The legal imagination

Hypotheticals, fantastical beings, and a fictional omnibus: legal reasoning is made supple by its use of the imagination

Maksymilian Del Mar


Bad things happen for a reason, and other idiocies of theodicy

Jason Blum

Idea/Family Life

We need a contract for co-parenting, not just for marriage

Laurie Shrage

Idea/Poverty & Development

Want to reduce drug use? Listen to women drug users

Kasia Malinowska & Bethany Medley

Video/War & Conflict

How 60 ambiguous words gave the United States’ president unprecedented war power

7 minutes


Why rape cases should not be subject to reasonable doubt

Christopher Wareham & James Vos


Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

James Q Whitman

Idea/Law & Justice

What would a rational criminal justice system look like?

Raoul Martinez

Video/Mood & Emotion

How the sounds of solitary confinement might be worse than the isolation

3 minutes

Essay/Future of Technology

Crimes of the future

Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted?

Sidney Perkowitz

Video/Politics & Government

What happens when a country has its first true democratic election?

12 minutes


American genesis

In treating the nation’s founders as holy relics, America forgets they were revolutionaries and risk-takers

Caroline Winterer

Video/Nature & Environment

Can the market save an endangered species? South Africa’s rhino horn conundrum

9 minutes

Essay/Law & Justice

What kind of citizen was he?

Conventional wisdom sees Socrates as a martyr for free speech, but he accepted his death sentence for a different cause

Josiah Ober

Idea/Law & Justice

How US prisons violate three principles of criminal justice

Judith Lichtenberg

Video/Politics & Government

In the US, linking guns to owners is, by design, a convoluted and absurd process

7 minutes


If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes


US law has long seen people of African descent as fugitives

Manisha Sinha

Idea/Politics & Government

A democracy deficit plagues the US and the European Union

David V Johnson


The inheritance of crime

Eugenic ideas about criminal genes have been repudiated for decades, but a new biological approach to crime is emerging

Douglas Starr