While some questions remain, the federal government looks like it is on safe constitutional ground with its proposed bill.
Elections belong to citizens, not politicians. There is no reason to deny or unduly delay this basic democratic right.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised inclusive decision-making informed by scientific evidence. Such an approach would serve to depoliticise and rationalise decision-making.
Parkes is known as the 'Father of Federation'. His tireless championing of a united Australia brought the colonies together and set them on a course for nationhood.
Power is visibly draining away from Tom Thabane. But, even at 80 years old, he remains a wily operator, and seems determined to cause maximum trouble to secure his immunity from prosecution.
The results of the 1920 census kicked off a bitter, decadelong political squabble. Could the same happen again in 2020?
Proposed laws in Queensland would stymie the work of charities. But if they're tested in court, they'd probably be constitutionally invalid.
Trump's backers say he is shielded from removal as no criminal offense took place. But this view may be at odds with the original intent of the impeachment clause.
Certain words are being used over and over during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. One of them is 'precedent.' What does it really mean?
Ramaphosa is constrained by his tenuous control over South Africa's governing party, the ANC.
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In Mauritius there's been little change in cultural norms and values to genuinely support gender egalitarianism.
The political crisis and any potential instability may once again force the military’s hand
Iraq's 2005 constitution created a flawed political system built on sectarianism.
The conflict between Congress and President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine's president is just the latest version of a long-running struggle for power between the two branches of government.
The writing and adoption of a constitution is merely the start point, not the end of constitutional literacy
India recently revoked a special provision that ended the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here's the history of the constitutional provision, Article 370.
We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about.
The decision confirms the steady march of employer control over workers' private views and activities, supported by courts and tribunals over many years.
The state in Ghana still justifies taking steps that amount to suppression of the media.