Many people do not realise victims do not have access to their own lawyers to protect their privacy and individual interests at trial.
Ghana’s Supreme Court plays a key role in election disputes.
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The Ghanaian media decides how the public understands proceedings from the Supreme Court.
In order to honour the rights of victims of crime, chronic under-funding in the criminal justice system needs to be addressed.
Research shows giving the commissioner greater oversight of complaints could help deliver justice for those failed by the system.
New laws give sex crime victims more time to come forward.
Part of a law that goes into effect in New York state on Aug. 14 allows victims more time sue in civil court. Epstein’s victims can still go after his estate.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019.
Indonesia’s General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here’s why it will likely end up in vain.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
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A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
Lawsuits against Purdue say its drug Oxycontin played a key role in the opioid epidemic.
The $270 million settlement may not mean a whole lot if Purdue files for bankruptcy as it’s reportedly considering.
CFPB interim director Mick Mulvaney has brought the bureau to a near-standstill.
The president recently nominated a new permanent director to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. With the CFPB doing a fraction of the work it did under Obama, what kind of agency will she lead?
A history of how jurors have faced trial themselves for getting it wrong, or slipping up in court.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
South Africa is seeing a growing body of class action.
A change in South African law promises to protect defaulting home owners from abuse by unscrupulous operators who snap up people’s homes for a song.
South Africa’s new Energy Minister David Mahlobo, has launched a fresh push to bag the nuclear energy build programme.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won’t be easy.
Going to court? You’re on your own.
Many who represent themselves in court fail to make it through the process, have their case dismissed or lose what otherwise would have been a winning case.
South Africa has been rocked by a legal battle between the country’s Public Protector and Reserve Bank.
South Africa’s Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country’s central bank.
‘Now, did you understand all that?’
‘If we can’t understand our rights, we have no rights.’ But efforts are being made to rebalance the inequalities.
I solemnly swear.
New research shows distrust of atheists is pervasive. This could affect the credibility of witnesses.
Use of data-driven risk assessments in sentencing may be heard by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
Local and national authorities are curtailing civil liberties in the name of ‘security’.
South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, desperately needs a tariff hike.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom wants regulatory reporting requirements waived. The country’s regulator faces possible court action if it agrees.