In many legal jurisdictions of the world, including Australia, an offender’s remorse is a mitigating factor at sentencing. And yet how judges evaluate such expressions is unclear.
The end of the 8th amendment is on the horizon.
David Goodall had a good life and he wanted a good death, even though he wasn't terminally ill. An end-of-life expert explains why he should have this right.
Evidence in front of the banking royal commission today is very similar to the case that sparked consumer protection laws more than 30 years ago.
The almost total ban on abortion in Ireland does not work to protect women's health.
Consumer law requires legal agreements to be transparent – so how does this apply to complicated terms and conditions we're expected to read?
Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.
It seems ASIC and the Director of Public Prosecutions will have no lack of evidence to pursue civil penalties and criminal cases. The bigger issue is what charges to go with.
Law presumes that commercial contracts are intended to be legally binding, even where computers play a part in the bargain.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
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.
A history of how jurors have faced trial themselves for getting it wrong, or slipping up in court.
The Canadian government's criminal justice bill would abolish what are known as peremptory challenges. Here's why that's long overdue.
China's space station Tiangong-1 is about to crash back to Earth any day now. It's out of control too so no one really knows where it will land. So what if it hits you or your house?
Healthcare professionals should have their freedom of conscience protected by law.
Critics say that #MeToo has turned the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty on its head, but such comments privilege the rights of perpetrators over justice for victims.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
Two well-known franchises have come under fire this week for problems when reporting their business results. We answer four questions about the business model and why these scandals are reoccuring.
In the acquittal of Gerald Stanley we must remember how one-sided systematic remembering in Canada has been. We must remember how Canadian-state law created the myth of the homesteader as Wheat King.
Why right-wing populism gets the tradition of legality and justice exactly the wrong way round.