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Legalization of medical marijuana reduces crime

Illegal drugs are pushed out of the market when a country legalizes marijuana. Much crime disappears. This is the finding in a new study on legalization of medical marijuana in the United States.

Climate refugees hard hit by unclear laws

Several hundred million people will have fled their homes by the end of this century due to climate change. Still, the laws affecting these refugees are unclear.

Our right to privacy shouldn’t be marketable

We might be irritated by the surveillance cameras in the local supermarket but tolerate the way our phones track our every move. Maintaining the right of privacy cannot be relegated to the individual or turned into a personal responsibility, according to Swedish researchers.

Norwegians trust their courts

Norwegians have a more rosy view of the legal system than other Europeans. But are Norwegians about to become as focused on their rights as the rest of Europe?

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.