Texas Human Resources Code Financial Elderly Abuse Law

Betty Q. Hixson

The Texas Legislature recently enacted a new law that criminalizes the financial abuse of the elderly. This is in response to the increasing financial attacks on the elderly. Effective September 1, 2021, the Texas Legislature added a penal statute entitled “Financial Abuse of Elderly Individual.” Tex. Pen. Code §32.55. It […]

Human rights panel calls for abolition of death penalty

Betty Q. Hixson

An international panel of human rights experts on Friday called on Taiwan to end the “cruel and degrading” practice of capital punishment. In its Concluding Observations and Recommendations report, the nine-member group said it was “extremely disappointed” at the failure of the government to address the issue, despite persistent calls […]