Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
New research shows distrust of atheists is pervasive. This could affect the credibility of witnesses.
The privatisation of the probation service is failing both offenders and victims.
The contentious book documenting Nelson Mandela’s last days that was pulled of the shelves left many unanswered questions. Judgement must be suspended until it's content is made public.
Restorative justice has worked for other offenders and their victims. New research has looked at whether it is suitable for organised crime.
The idea that courts should routinely grant stays of proceedings in the event of trial delays is largely unique to Canada. There are ways to address trial delays without terminating prosecutions.
Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.
Amid calls for arrests, a law expert explains what the offence actually entails.
It's natural to want justice for heinous acts but compassion and tolerance is what will ultimately end the violence.
History does not look kindly on hearings behind closed doors.
The BRICS New Development Bank has promised to change the world of multilateral development funding but has so far failed to live up to expectations.
South Africa celebrates Freedom Day this week amid growing discontent over misrule by President Zuma and the ANC. This has led to increased calls for ethical and caring leaders.
If resilience efforts don't consider justice issues, they will end up making those who are the most in need the least resilient.
The promise of Easter, which Christians around the world celebrate, can be likened to the new struggle in South Africa for a new leadership and government that cares about the people.
The road to reconciliation doesn't begin and end with truth commissions or trials. Change must occur at a systemic level, and communities must commit to rebuilding relationships.
The clash over South Africa's Traditional Courts Bill is essentially about custom and constitutionalism. The government is often seen as pandering to traditional leaders' whims.
In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
A lot of moral outrage has been expressed lately – over Trump's travel ban and other issues. The expression of such outrage is more than a response to perceived injustice.
Do people have an obligation to leave their money to estranged family members?