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The Risk of Intellectual Property rights: ethical dilemmas and risk

Intellectual property rights have been a topic of discussion since Ancient Greece. More recently our rooted ideas of intellectual property have been challenged once more in the face of morality. The coronavirus pandemic has raised questions as to whether our idea of property prevents ethical decision-making surrounding public access to medicines and covid-19 vaccinations, as well as whether some IP protections should be provisionally overridden to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It is ultimately a question of risk.

International Law and its applications to current risks

During The International Risk Podcast discussion with Will Clapton, the topic of anticipatory self-defence was discussed.  International self-defence is complex, but the prohibition of the use of force, has remained clear and undeniable since 1945. Customary International Law (CIL) right to anticipatory self-defence no longer exists in the UN era and cannot be justified as a permissible use of force under […]

Mental Health risks: COVID-19 and worldwide lockdowns

COVID-19 side effects Over a year has already gone by since the first lockdowns were implemented in mostly all countries. This drastic change to our lives when all of a sudden the world saw its inhabitants go home, work remotely, and whenever possible social distance, in a joint effort to stop the spreading of the […]

Risks to Mozambique: growing Islamic State insurgences

Risks to Mozambique’s population The risk landscape in Mozambique continues to grow significantly over the past few months. During the past year, there have been a growing number of terrorist attacks in the northern region of the country, now controlled by the Islamic State. Mozambique is one of the largest countries in the Southern African […]