Fundamental human rights include personal freedom and the right to determine the fate of one’s own mind and body. Such rights are all too often stripped away from millions of people worldwide, including what statistics indicate to be countless innocent children.

There are several areas of litigation worth keeping an eye on over the year ahead, with five in particular we’re working on that stand out to me in large part due to the urgent consumer and public health needs they hope to address. I’ve listed these five below, including my take on why they are noteworthy.