Real vs. Fake - The Weird Laws Edition
Weird laws, dumb laws, call them what you want, but the world has a few of them kicking about that veer into the realm of myth.
From ham to chickens and chewing gum, we’ve put together a quiz that’ll test your knowledge of the world’s most bizarre laws - and thrown in some fake ones to trip you up…
When rules like these turn from zany to damaging, that’s where the real harm can occur for the world’s poorest people.
Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is a prime example of this - an obscure and secretive treaty obligation that allows rich multinational corporations to sue poor countries for a loss of profits, often to the tune of millions of pounds.