New South Wales law provides no clear definition of the crimes that fall into the worst possible category. This leads to inconsistent and unfair sentencing.
A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.
Most of Trump's positions go against the principles accepted by the United Nations. The new Secretary-General will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
The announcement that Australia will implement a United Nations optional protocol adds an important safeguard for the proper treatment of prisoners and other detainees.
The Australian government must distinguish between horrific crime and a barbaric sentence.
The world has waited hopefully for democracy to blossom in Myanmar. But the new regime looks much like the old one.
The European Union is currently debating the legal status of intelligent robots, and whether they ought to be given a new classification of 'electronic persons'.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
Torture is the ultimate abuse of state power over the individual. If the US returns to using it, all hell could break loose.
In 1888, Chae Chan Ping was denied re-entry into the US, where he had lived for 12 years. Times are supposed to have changed.
Can the new administration be swayed if the people keep up the pressure?
Despite talking up her visit to the White House, the British PM has been remarkably quiet on the biggest issue of the moment.
The rules are pretty clear – and really crucial reading for anyone drafting, say, an executive order.
Cutting off funds for crucial UN bodies could have disastrous consequences for the world order.
The precise wording of UN resolutions and the smallest of concessions by Pyongyang are telltale signs that change is underway.
Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.
State killings are the latest demonstration of the country's regression.
A grassroots opposition movement against the Donald Trump presidency is growing. The question is can it be harnessed into globalised sanctions campaign?
Three key rulings by the UK Supreme Court and their legal implications.