New laws give sex crime victims more time to come forward.
Part of a law that goes into effect in New York state on Aug. 14 allows victims more time sue in civil court. Epstein's victims can still go after his estate.
Not worth locking people up for.
There are better ways to deal with drug possession (for personal use) than putting the person behind bars.
Three-quarters of people with an intellectual disability receive prescribed drugs.
Grata Flos Greig, First Female Law Graduate, c1904, University of Melbourne. Flos was the first woman admitted to the Australian legal profession.
University of Melbourne Archives, UMA/I/5131
When Flos Greig first entered law school, it was illegal for women to become lawyers. Undeterred, she lobbied for change and became the first woman admitted to the legal profession in Australia.
It is important to note that the actual number of women and children with disabilities who have become victims of sexual violence is much higher than the figures reported.
As politicians focus on the inauguration of a new parliament in October, supporters of the bill are concerned the bill might not be passed.
XR protesters getting carried away.
The movement claims to practice civil disobedience – but its tactics suggest something else.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens winds up to throw out the first pitch before the start of the Chicago Cubs game on Sept. 14, 2005.
AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
Former US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away on July 16. One of his former law clerks recalls her most memorable assignment.
Tribal members in a jirga, or circle – one traditional avenue for justice in Afghanistan.
In countries where people access different justice providers, a hybrid model could pull them together and ensure better oversight and human rights.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
Laws against 'revenge porn', upskirting, deepfake pornography are piecemeal, and a review will take years to conduct. Here are three things government can do now to support victims.
Ontario budget provisions aiming to limit Crown liability would also apply retroactively, thereby extinguishing existing lawsuits, including a class action by juvenile inmates who were placed in solitary confinement.
Proposed new legislation in Ontario will make it much harder to sue the provincial government for its negligence or bad faith.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019.
Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.
Trump’s tax returns have been a rallying cry for Democrats since the 2016 campaign.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
Can’t spot the problem?
Research into attitudes reveals some startling findings.
Witness testimony is often a key element of a trial. While nonverbal behaviours such as crossed arms or furtive glances can influence decision-makers, often their beliefs about such cues are inaccurate.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
Julian Assange goes back to court in London on May 2.
The US indicted WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange for conspiring to hack into a government computer. But the prosecution of Assange may also pose a risk to the rights of journalists in the US.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
Reuters/Patrick T. Fallon
A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
Attorney General William Barr at an April 18 press conference about the public release of the special counsel’s report on Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
The full report on the special counsel's Trump investigation has now been made public. As people, Congress and prosecutors nationwide dig into Mueller's findings, here are three key issues to watch.
As a society, we often don’t think about how legal professionals might be affected by the work that they do.
UK forensic science and technology is lurching from crisis to crisis. A fundamental reform of governance and policy making is needed.