Ethics

Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated a law barring executive branch employees from engaging in political activity when she spoke on television against a …

News (U.S.)

MEDIA COMMENT:Ethics at Kan?

Why does a broadcaster need a code of ethics at all?<p>The legislation which created the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, which insists on calling …

Opinion

Italian doctor says China was ‘the right place’ for the surgery

Professor Ren Xiaoping holds a press conference on Tuesday, explaining to the media that it is not accurate to call the surgery a "head transplant," …

News (China)

Australian State To Legalize Voluntary Assisted Suicide: Euthanasia Laws Around The World

Victoria is on the path to becoming the first Australian state to legalize assisted dying after the upper house Wednesday passed a bill aimed at …

World News

'Final step away': Victoria on the verge of legalising voluntary assisted dying

Victoria is set to make voluntary assisted dying legal. It would be the first Australian state to approve the right of terminally ill people to call …

Tony Abbott

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Sues Walter Becker's Estate

Musician seeks to retain control over Steely Dan, citing agreement band signed in 1972<p>Steely Dan's Donald Fagen is suing the estate of his late …

Music

Morality, ethics of a self-driving car: Who decides who lives, dies?

CLOSE<p>Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from …

Transportation

Sharansky’s debt of gratitude to Elie Wiesel

In a room filled with attendees from the former Soviet Union, it was Sharansky’s words about Wiesel that people came to hear.<p>Were it not for Elie …

Elie Wiesel

No, there hasn't been a human head transplant — and there may never be

Head in the Clouds<p>Sergio Canavero claims he’s carried out the world’s first human head transplant; a surgery he’s been hyping up for over two years. …

Breakthroughs

Morneau didn't seek clearance from ethics commissioner before introducing pension bill

Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not seek clearance from the federal ethics commissioner before he introduced pension-reform legislation that could benefit the firm founded by his father and in which he still owned one million shares.<p>The minister's office says he did not need to seek permission – …

Canada

Law Society accreditation scheme advert 'misled' public

<b>The Law Society misled the public over the expertise of solicitors in a scheme set up to help property buyers and sellers in England and Wales, the advertising watchdog has ruled.</b><p>Its website had said firms covered by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme had taken rigorous examination and tests.<p>But the …

Pledge raises concerns over hazing at UNCC fraternity

CHARLOTTE -- A pledge at UNC Charlotte’s Lambda Chi Alpha tells us the fraternity is in hot water after one of its former pledges called them out for …

Charlotte

Assisted Suicide Should Be in Suicide Statistics

Assisted suicide corrupts everything it touches.<p>This includes the seemingly uncontroversial field of vital statistics, in which suicides assisted …

Conservative View

“YourMorals.org” Has Useful Ethics Assessments

Project Implicit, a series of quizzes, is from Harvard, and may the most well-known online resource for discovering hidden bias. I have my IB Theory …

Teaching

Doctors at Vatican to debate ethics of euthanasia

"We don't carry out euthanasia as often as it is asked for," says Dutch GP Carin Littooji, advocating for assisted dying on a bench usually reserved …

Euthanasia

Cannabis Act, finance minister’s ethics controversy to be front-and-centre for last sitting stretch of 2017

Canadian News

Religious groups doomed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

While much of our attention has been on the success of the "Yes" vote to legalise same-sex marriage, late last night the NSW Upper House voted down a …

Rights & Freedoms

Violet-Grace's dad posts heartbreaking picture - and it will make you think about organ donation

Violet-Grace Youens’ dad has shared a heartbreaking picture which will make you think twice about not donating your organs.<p>Glenn Youens, whose …

Ethics panel rejects Kitzhaber fine

The panel voted 7 to 1 Friday to deny the settlement, Ron Bersin, executive director of the commission, said in an email.

Portland, OR

Ethics Council backs Setya despite suspect status

The House of Representatives' ethics council (MKD) has decided not to dismiss Speaker Setya Novanto even though he has been named a graft suspect and …

Human head transplants are about to be performed in China—but where are the bodies coming from?

<i>Two years ago, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced he would be performing the world's first human head transplant in December 2017. As</i> …

Determine

Judge ‘shamed’ jurors over guilty sex assault verdict, ethics panel finds

Texas Judge Teresa Hawthorne said the panel’s “punishment was too harsh” and that she “did not believe the victim was raped at all," one juror said.

Crime

Euthanasia: Victoria's Upper House sits for more than 24 hours in marathon Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill debate

Weary Victorian MPs are in the midst of another marathon debate about the state's historic assisted dying legislation, which would give some …

Fired FIFA ethics officials set up advice agency in Zurich

ZURICH (AP) — The judge and prosecutor removed from FIFA's ethics committee in May have set up an agency to advise on integrity in sports.<p>The new Sports Governance Unit says German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and Swiss prosecutor Cornel Borbely will lead the Zurich-based firm.<p>The agency says "fans …

Sports

Is There Any Way to Be an Ethical Moviegoer in the Post-Weinstein Era?

Consumers who want to avoid supporting stars and moguls accused of wrongdoing now face a difficult choice.<p>Millions of Americans have, in recent weeks, discovered that their favorite movies and shows were made by men now accused of sexual assault or harassment. This presents a dilemma for those who …

What happens when a vet accidentally puts an animal to sleep?

The ultimate harm that a vet can do is to take the life of an animal. This is usually done as an act of mercy, in a deliberate way, through planned euthanasia on request of an owner. However one of the worst possible mistakes that a vet can make is to accidentally cause the death of a pet. This …

Pets

Humans, Data, AI & Ethics - The Great Debate

<i>Humans have blown it: it’s time to turn the planet over to the machines.</i><p>Catastrophic climate change; ecological collapse; deepening inequality; an …

Four reasons Victorian MPs say 'no' to assisted dying, and why they're misleading

Victoria’s upper house has resumed its debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying bill. The bill is now at the committee stage and a vote is expected as …

Health Care

Humans, Data, AI & Ethics - A UTS Conversation

<i>*Please note: This event is reserved for UTS staff and students</i><p>Data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence... these evolving technologies …

Artificial Intelligence

The tech industry needs a moral compass

The technology industry needs a moral compass — not just to deal with the uncertainties of the future, but to navigate how platforms, products and …

Innovation