A body modification practitioner has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent – even though he had the consent of the 'victims'.
Islamic dispute resolution is a way of avoiding court but resolving disputes under Islamic law. Other countries use this approach. But is it right for Australia?
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.
Some Indonesian law enforcers are simply not aware of Constitutional Court decisions. But some are blatantly ignoring them.
It is little discussed and yet the administrative justice system is a cornerstone of social justice.
Democracies survive if political norms and traditions are upheld. So the recent actions of GOP legislators in Wisconsin and other states to hamstring incoming Democrats put democracy at risk.
New research suggests crypto-currencies aren't technically property in common law jurisdictions.
Because judges have a secondary audience when issuing jury directions - appeal court judges - the language used has become too wordy and confusing. It needs to change.
Counter-terrorism legislation has created a permanent zone of suspicion – but not for everyone.
In the context of accelerating geopolitical, technological and environmental change, we need to radically reassess how we perceive airspace legally.
What a cake can tell us about the law's view of homosexuality, religion, freedom of expression and the value of civic equality
The now-confirmed supreme court judge repeatedly lost his cool during his recent appearance in the senate. Is that what we need from lawmakers?
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
The bitterly contested hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the newest justice to the U.S. Supreme Court were more of a show trial than a legal procedure.
One striking feature of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony was the number of times he interrupted. Data shows that hearing interruptions are becoming more common, particularly when the nominee is female.
Artificial intelligence and data analytics are transforming the practice of law.
From cannibalism to carbolic smoke balls, these are some of the fascinating cases that have made the law of England and Wales what it is today.
Some family members of aged care residents have resorted to hidden cameras to detect abuse and protect loved ones. But it's legally murky and erodes the privacy of the resident, staff and visitors.
A record number of immigrant children are being detained in the US. Here's what you need to know.
The Achilles' heel of law technologies: training. Only 10% of such initiatives are aimed at law students, so how should this issue be managed to win the AI race?