Denying people the right to opt out of the traditional court system conflicts with the notion of customary law as a voluntary and consensual system of law.
Burkina Faso is still in the throes of chaos decades after the assasination of the charismatic president
Since the Roosevelt administration, it's become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency's early months.
Unlike most politicians but typical of a negotiator, South Africa's president has not put his plans on the table for public scrutiny.
The solution to a defective, sexist Criminal Code ban can be found in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
In the wake of anti-Asian violence in North America, we need to demand accountability and not just stop after performing mental health check-ins.
Victim-survivors want to have their experiences heard and the wrong against them acknowledged — sadly, the opposite often occurs.
There are mounting calls for an inquiry into the allegations against the attorney-general. But our attention should now switch to the South Australian coroner.
The science behind today's petition to pardon Kathleen Folbigg has been peer reviewed. Here's what it says.
The Ghanaian media decides how the public understands proceedings from the Supreme Court.
Though hypocrites seemingly relinquish their moral authority, the trial against Socrates shows us that our favoritism for public figures is stronger than our judgments of their hypocrisy.
Although it's failed to deliver democracy to citizens, Nigeria is not the collapsed and disintegrated entity which a 2005 US National Intelligence Council analysis predicted it would become by 2020.
Many Indian Americans will be celebrating the festival of Diwali this week. A scholar explains what this festival of lights means – especially in chaotic times.
The need for safety of the media and the fact that they reserve the right to convey stories about any subject is uncontested.
Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
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.
It's hard to see how there will be any appeal for the Australian mass gunman who was jailed for life without parole since he was so accepting of his fate.
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.
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
Canadians should know more about how our government co-operates with other countries in criminal cases. Are we unwittingly risking the lives or rights of those accused of crimes?