Not all false beliefs arise from malicious misinformation. Some legal precedents rest on the status of everyday 'common knowledge', since shown to be false, but embedded in our law nonetheless.
The revised Indonesian criminal code will affect everyone. It needs to consider all aspects, not just legal ones, to avoid doing more harm than good.
Racial bias likely played a role in the Gerald Stanley case. This article explains how racial dynamics and process failures enabled systemic racism to play a part in Stanley’s acquittal.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.
Cuts to legal aid could see paralegals taking on more case work.
The law can both make and break criminals.
'If we can’t understand our rights, we have no rights.' But efforts are being made to rebalance the inequalities.
Should reality stars be warned that everything they say can and will be used against them in a court of law? Turns out, it's complicated.
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.
When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
A key argument in support of the jury system is that it is a valued form of citizen participation in democracies. But the system has led to human rights abuses in Ghana.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
Access to justice is still deeply unequal when it comes to low level disputes over bad service or faulty goods.
Recent legal changes must be accompanied by a cultural shift.
South Africa needs to build a mental infrastructure that will allow people to individually and collectively engage in a bold, courageous and trutfhul dialogue.
TV cameras will be coming to a court near you.
The Birmingham Six were released after spending 17 years in prison for crimes they did not commit – there's still work to do to stop it happening again.
The British legal system is skewing the odds against some of the most vulnerable refugees.
There is fresh political impetus behind a constitutional device to allow Britain to veto EU laws, but the enthusiasm ignores the powers that already exist and the dangers of legislation on the hoof.