Using the law - or changing it - to stop the spread of dangerous disinformation should be a last resort.
With UNICEF ranking New Zealand 35th out of 41 rich countries for children’s well-being, the gap between rhetoric and reality is wider than ever.
Around 75,000 New Zealanders have been sentenced for a cannabis-related offence since 1975. With the drug more popular than ever, is it time we let the evidence guide our decisions?
The latest decision in the Civic Creche case highlights a gap in the Criminal Cases Review Commission's ability to look at appeals from beyond the grave.
A public health lawyer and ethicist explores the thorny issue of whether requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 might be necessary. And if so, can people object citing their faith?
In a New Zealand legal first, mass-murderer and terrorist Brenton Tarrant is jailed for life with no chance of parole.
New Zealand and Australia have no prisoner transfer agreement. By negotiating one, we could deport the Christchurch terrorist and help resolve the trans-Tasman prisoner problem in the process.
Delaying the election would be a balancing act between public health and political calculation.
A great deal still needs to be done to ensure that Kenyans have proper access to the justice system.
We all have the right to refuse medical treatment, but the government could penalise those who refuse a COVID-19 vaccine.
The New Zealand military has been found in breach of its basic democratic duties.Only a law change will restore trust.
For a COVID-19 vaccine to stop the pandemic, a large percentage of the population will have to get vaccinated. A law professor explains how far government and employer vaccine mandates can legally go.
With the cost of quarantine sure to rise, the government should look at a fair system based on returning New Zealanders' ability to pay.
Proposals in NSW to force someone who spits at or bites a frontline worker to be tested for HIV and other blood-borne viruses are a real problem - for workers and the public.
The law is on the judge's side when it comes to fears the Christchurch killer will use his sentencing hearing to grandstand.
There are questions being raised about the legality of scanning, storing and sharing facial images. The law currently doesn't prohibit even highly intrusive levels of surveillance by private entities.
In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said that teachers at a Catholic school performed religious duties and were not protected by workplace discrimination laws.
National MP Hamish Walker and political powerbroker Michelle Boag have admitted leaking confidential patient information – but does that make them legally liable too?
A whole life sentence has never been imposed in New Zealand but it seems likely the prosecution will call for one for the Christchurch gunman.
In an open letter to Attorney-General Christian Porter, more than 500 women working in the law from across Australia have sought changes to the way judges are disciplined and appointed.