The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
We need more clarity around this difficult question: when are sexual acts so extreme that consent is irrelevant?
How Australian courts might interpret consent in situations like this is far from clear, and needs to be sorted out.
A succession of leaders have failed to address its problems.
The Supreme Court judges as of October 2017.
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There are still far too few female, black, Asian and minority ethnic judges.
What is at stake as MPs begin their second reading of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.
Supporters outside the now-abandoned case in the British High Court, rallying for infant Charlie Gard to travel to the US for experimental treatment.
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
Please Miss, can I go to Disneyland?
The knock-on effect for schools is a heavy burden.
Whether guilty or not, the criminal justice system flounders when dealing with autism.
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Autistic defendants and prisoners are suffering at the hands of an out of date criminal justice system.
The UK's family court system is at breaking point.
A protest outside the Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre.
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Access to immigration and asylum tribunals is about to get a lot more costly.
Going to court? Who’s your true friend?
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Legal aid cuts have made people going to court turn for help elsewhere.
Needle match. tension in the court room can push parents away.
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Harsh tales of mothers and fathers thrust into the court system as they seek the best treatment for a sick child are a warning.
Too often, the moral character of women who commit neonaticide plays a part in their trial.
Justice must be seen to be done.
National security must be balanced with the need for public accountability. This trial shows that it isn't.
Are leading questions swaying the scales of justice?
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Would you know if you were being asked a leading question?
Courts uphold laws on human rights online in the face of poorly drafted, draconian laws.
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Government could be forced to repeal DRIPA surveillance legislation after court ruling.
Proud justice. But for how long?
Citizens need to be able to seek remedies for breaches of human rights in our own courts.
Open justice sometimes best served by secrecy.
Tim Crook and I agree that, ideally, for justice to be done, it must be seen to be done. We also agree that the media should be free to publish within the law and that we are all better off without Levesonian…