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Why did the EU and US court systems define “research” differently?
In a recent commentary, Baker Institute science and technology policy experts described two international court cases that aimed to define “research” — and that ultimately arrived at two different answers. “What makes this interesting is that the courts’ definition of ‘research’ was based on politics — what the court wanted the end result to be,” said Kirstin Matthews, the institute’s fellow in science and technology policy. To reach a decision prohibiting human embryonic stem cell (hESC) patents, the EU court ruled that “research” occurs in a continuum. To reach a decision supporting federal funding of stem cell research, the U.S. court ruled that “research” involves a specific project.
Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Maude Rowland Cuchiara December 1, 2013
Equality for Kuwaiti women is more than changing a law — it’s changing expectations
In 2005, a decree that gave Kuwaiti women the right to vote and run for office allowed women unprecedented access to political power and opened many previously closed doors. However, women in Kuwait are still prevented from attaining their full political and social rights due to outdated social traditions and beliefs that pressure women to remain in the home.
November 10, 2013
Latin America Initiative | Commentary
The Post-2015 UN Development Agenda
The success of the post-2015 U.N. development agenda will depend on a strong intergovernmental partnership for development and a system of accountability and effective monitoring.
José Antonio Ocampo October 30, 2013