Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
New Zealand just conferred personhood upon the Whanganui River, giving it standing to legally defend its rights. Can this novel strategy save the environment?
Amid calls for arrests, a law expert explains what the offence actually entails.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
American citizens have long favored government openness over secrecy. But with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric, do some now want strengthened government control of information?
It is obviously important to protect the institutional integrity and independence of the judiciary – but the judiciary and judicial decisions should not be immune from criticism.
Any proposed solution to the problem of modern slavery must engage with the business community and government policies on migration and migrant labour.
A new law makes it mandatory for children in Italy to have 12 vaccines.
The level of corporate fines for anti-competitive conduct in Australia is woefully below international benchmarks.
Proceeds of crime are covered by federal and state laws, both of which could apply in a case like Schapelle Corby's.
As Italy confirms its ban on Sikhs carrying holy daggers, should the judiciary be deciding what our societies look like or what defines our cultural values?
The Behind the Screen: Online Child Exploitation in Australia report provides an alarming snapshot of a growing crime.
An investigation has been reopened into the 'Kevin' case, in which two young boys were accused of murdering a four-year-old.
A man was recently sent to prison for six years at least in part by the recommendation of a private company’s secret proprietary software.
There appears to be no resolution in sight over the impasse between Nigeria's president and the Senate over Muhammadu Buhari's choice of chief crime buster. Who will blink first?
The Channel 7 show Million Dollar Cold Case has seen Victoria Police dispense with the practice of not naming suspects until they are charged – a potentially fraught strategy.
Laws cannot keep pace with technological advances – but that may not be a bad thing.
Neuralink is probably a dangerous idea, but to the first person who fell into a firepit, so was fire.
Terrorism laws contain extra hurdles to secure a conviction, so prosecutors and police may prefer to charge offenders with murder or assault in some cases.
How do you punish a criminal robot?