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CadMex Law Conflicts and Cultural Practices

Can you give me some help with this assignment? I just need to find a good starting point:

Prepare a 1,050-1,750-word memo addressing the decision-maker in the simulation for each of the following:
1) Identify potential conflicts between Cad Mex Pharma's legal rights and ethical duties.
2) Using the simulation as an example, each team member should identify a similar situation, based on their own experience or a recent news event, where the law conflicts with cultural practices. Include an evaluation of how the ethical implications of each situation were addressed in any actual or proposed resolution.

Specifically, I need helping finding news or referencing that relating to legal conflicts (preferrably a recent one).

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Some examples of where law and culture conflict are:
Polygamy (Mormons, Latter Day Saints, Islam, China, Mongolia -- considering legalizing it, and US law)
Genital manipulation (Islamic belief) and world law
Child labor laws (worldwide)

According to the decision in REYNOLDS v. U.S. 98 U.S. 145 (1878), "This being so, the only question which remains is, whether those who make polygamy a part of their religion are exempted from the operation of the statute. If they are, then those who do not make polygamy a part of their religious belief may be found guilty and punished, while those who do, must be acquitted and go free. This would be introducing a new element into criminal law. Laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious belief and opinions, they may with practices. Suppose one believed that human sacrifices were a necessary part of religious worship, would it be seriously contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice?" This says that while freedom of religion is protected by the law, some of its practices might contradict the law and as such are not allowed regardless of religious belief. It should be noted that Mormons abandoned polygamy in 1890. The most recent case of this deals with Warren Steed Jeffs who led a sect of Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (a group that separated from the Mormons in 1890 when polygamy was outlawed).


Female Genital Manipulation
The case of female genital manipulation, or female circumcision, is still a common practice in some cultures and countries. "Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced across Muslim Africa between Senegal and Somalia, as well as in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, and among Muslims in Malaysia and Indonesia. In 1995 an Egyptian government report estimated that 97% of married or formerly married women in Egypt have been circumcised. In countries where FGM is common, it is also performed by Christians, Jews, and by various indigenous groups. Uncircumcised women in these countries are ...

Solution Summary

Information on how some parts of the world have different views on labor and other cultural topics. They might seem off topic, but the idea here is to show just how different people are in their beliefs. Gives a good cornerstone to a memo on doing business outside of your country and how important it is to know who you are dealing with.