Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Jonathan Pugh is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy on Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Medical Humanities 'Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis'. He recently completed a DPhil project at Oxford University entitled, "Autonomy, Rationality and Contemporary Bioethics". His research interests lie primarily in issues concerning personal autonomy in practical ethics, particularly topics pertaining to informed consent. He has also written on the ethics of human embryonic stem cell research, and the use of genetic enhancement technologies.
Following a horrific act of sexual violence against a 14-year-old girl, the president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, recently signed a decree into law, which, among other things, authorised the death penalty for convicted...