… mais le divorce est facile.
Lockdown is putting more pressure on relationships than ever before. Couples should be able to separate peacefully without apportioning blame.
COVID-19 harms older people most. Now more than ever they need an advocate to protect their rights and their health.
Healthcare practitioners face a difficult situation – they have the right to be protected, but are legally required to treat patients.
More and more states are allowing people to use Zoom to finish their wills.
Dying without a will can cause all sorts of problems for families.
Fears of looming totalitarianism are unfounded, despite some valid concerns about new COVID-19 laws.
Legal challenges to New Zealand's strict early lockdown rules will test how far a government can go in a public health emergency.
A demonstrator holds signs calling for more PPE outside St Thomas’ Hospital, London, April 2020.
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More than 100 healthcare workers in the UK have died from COVID-19 – for some, the government's £60,000 payout will not be enough.
Justice cannot be served if those before the courts don’t understand proceedings.
Most of the accused in criminal cases in South Africa would not be able to understand the record of their court proceedings.
Police keeping a safe distance from patients awaiting COVID-19 tests at a New York hospital.
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With officers being hit by illness, arrests have dropped during the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile crime rates have remained static, or even fallen. Is it time to rethink policing?
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Many people are unaware of their rights and options if they receive a penalty notice, especially if they think they've done nothing wrong.
The Indonesian government plans to release at least 30,000 detainees to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded jails.
Releasing convicts amid the pandemic is not enough. The government should issue a law that provides alternatives to detention to avoid overcrowding.
The NBA suspended its season on March 11, citing the coronavirus risk. A force majeure clause in the NBA contract means players could lose money with each canceled game.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?
The drugs needed for abortion are safer than penicillin.
What message is Attorney General William Barr sending citizens in defying court order?
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Could defiance of court orders at the highest level undermine the Constitution's authority in the eyes of American citizens?
A bus carrying British nationals from the city of Wuhan in China, leaves at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
It is now legal in England to isolate people against their wishes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
You’d thinking flying in a plane would be more dangerous than driving a car. In reality it’s much safer, partly because the aviation industry is heavily regulated. Airlines must stick to strict standards…
Psychological abuse and controlling behaviours can be apparent before perpetrators murder their partners. So let's take these coercive behaviours more seriously and make them a crime.
The ability to prosecute alleged domestic abuse cases without the support of the victim is vital.
There are no criminal provisions around slavery in 49% of world nations, groundbreaking new legal research finds.
In 1948, as Cecil George Harris lay dying after a tractor accident, he scratched a final message into the vehicle’s fender.
illustration supplied by: Impact Studios/Dinalie Dabarera.
Courts have had to consider whether an eggshell, a tractor fender, a petticoat hem, graffiti on a wall, and a poem might be valid wills. They've shown surprising flexibility in judgment.