The internet and social media have expanded the potential for more enduring forms of non-judicial punishment by way of continued denigration, humiliation and abuse.
Harsh tales of mothers and fathers thrust into the court system as they seek the best treatment for a sick child are a warning.
Access to justice is still deeply unequal when it comes to low level disputes over bad service or faulty goods.
It's the plebiscite Australia doesn't have to have. But if the plebiscite on marriage equality goes ahead, how should it be designed?
The case of a man stripped of his EU citizenship offers some guidance for emigrants living in legally uncharted territory after the Brexit vote.
Online fraud is now the most common type of crime, so what should the police and tech firms do to put a stop to these often invisible attacks.
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When it comes to doing business in Indonesia, some Australian businesses have a lot to learn.
Technology poses a challenge to how we treat suspects and police society.
The European Union has a deep, and maybe unbreakable reach into our sporting life.
German criminal law has not recognised rape unless the victim physically resists the attack. But a high-profile trial could be about to change that.
What seems to be a simple question of banks’ responsibilities is actually a major issue playing out where social security, banking, property, criminal and constitutional law intersect.
For law faculties, the transformative vision embodied in South Africa's constitution provides a potent driver for change. So what does a transformed law faculty look like?
South Africa's Constitution enjoins government to act “reasonably” in ensuring that basic socioeconomic rights are progressively realised. But the government has limited resources.
Church cover-ups are extremely serious. Child victims are especially vulnerable and often suffer long-term psychological harm.
Whistleblowers need better incentives, compensation and protection under Australian law, especially those in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
By confronting powerful record companies and streaming services, Prince paved the way for other musicians to demand artistic freedom and their fair share of profits.
Is it defamatory to ‘name and shame’ alleged rapists? Absolutely, according to South African law – and those who share that information on social media are liable too.
Imposing significant restrictions on the liberty of a person found not guilty subverts the ordinary criminal justice process.
Christian, criminal or cowardly? People once thought your hair could hold the answer.
Composers and musicians wouldn’t have created many masterpieces if the current copyright laws had always been around.