Providing the first empirical analysis of the court's performance in high-profile cases between 2004 and 2016, our research indicates that its independence from the government remains intact.
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.
George Pell's conviction has opened a rift in Australian society, with many people questioning the guilty verdict. Pell's lawyer has said he will appeal. On what grounds could he do that?
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to suicide but some have wondered why he wasn't charged with a more serious offence.
Kavanaugh thinks judges 'must be an umpire – a neutral and impartial arbiter.' So does Chief Justice Roberts. But more liberal jurists believe that the application of the law is inherently subjective.
Nigeria is failing to prosecute banking executives charged with fraud due to deep weaknesses in the system.
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.