Rowe's was a particularly harrowing case. But it raises important questions about broader attitudes to the virus.
With levels of political discourse reaching new lows, some might say the country could use a dose of shame and humility. At the same time, social media have unleashed a torrent of online shaming.
A loophole robs children of their right to privacy, exposing them to long-term consequences.
The UK's FGM Act is discriminatory and inconsistent.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
It is time for the states and territories to develop a uniform legal framework that enables donor-conceived people to connect with their genetic kin.
Automated tools could help encourage access to justice in areas such as divorce, owners corporation disputes and small value contracts.
The long-term effects are much worse for exonerees than for guilty prisoners.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
The High Court ruled that Brady won't be buried in the way he wanted because of his crimes in life.
Modern courts may be flexible in working out what your will is after you die, but that doesn't mean you should be complacent.
What effect does India's legal precariousness and lack of institutionalised support have on the ground? Most refugee groups have to rely on themselves.
National discussions about counter-terrorism strategy are welcome, but require robust follow-up if they are to improve responses to terrorism.
In an upcoming case about Wisconsin's voting districts, the Supreme Court will tackle legal questions that have long gone unanswered.
In historic cases the potential for a sentence to rehabilitate, incapacitate or deter the offender is largely insignificant – leaving the focus solely on retribution.
Despite arguments that it is too loose, ambiguous and easy to hide behind, the 'public interest' is an integral part of the discourse, law, regulation and governance of modern democracies.
The abolition of 'instant divorce' practice in India highlights how Muslim women are successfully and progressively changing gender rights.
The UK government is letting its irrational hatred of European lawmakers shape its policy proposals.
Genetic evidence has become a critical aspect of modern criminal investigations. What are the methods and approaches used in present-day DNA forensics?