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Open Cannabis

Psychoactive substances obtained from Cannabis sativa or Indian hemp are the oldest euphoriants. Also called marijuana, these substances do not

Canon law

in the Roman Catholic Church, the body of law based on the legislation of the councils (both ecumenical and local) and the popes, as well as the

Open Capital punishment
Capital punishment

Death is the ultimate penal sanction, which has made it controversial worldwide. Consequently, social scientists have long gravitated to it as a

Open Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938

( kärdō'zō ), 1870–1938, American jurist, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1932–38), b. New York City. Educated at Columbia Univ., he

Carson, Edward Henry, Baron, 1854-1935

Anglo-Irish politician and lawyer who played a decisive part in the trial of the writer Oscar Wilde. In the years before World War I he led the

Open Caste

What makes Indian society unique is the phenomenon of caste. Economic, religious, and linguistic differentiations, even race-based discrimination, are

Cecil, Robert, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, 1864-1958

British lawyer, parliamentarian and cabinet minister, one of the architects of the League of Nations . He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1937

Open Censorship

FREEDOM OF BELIEF and conscience are essential to democracy; censorship threatens the free exchange of ideas that allows democracy to flourish.

Open Chartism

Radical British democratic movement, mainly of the working classes, which flourished around 1838 to 1848. It derived its name from the People's

Open Child Abuse
Child Abuse

Child abuse is a socially defined construct; as such, it does not lend itself to an easy definition. It is a highly controversial and complex concept,