The statue of Veritas (Truth) is pictured in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa in May 2018.
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A Québec company is asking for a Charter right usually reserved for people. There could be unintended consequences if it wins its challenge to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The jury at the Weinstein trial will have to check their biases about consent.
As the Harvey Weinstein trials start, a psychology scholar explains why jurors may be biased on the question of consent. While the situations examined in these studies are not equivalent to sexual assault, they illustrate a pervasive psychological bias.
The technology of producing biological parts is advancing, raising new legal and regulatory questions.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.
If the bill clears its final hurdle next week, Western Australia will become the second state in Australia after Victoria to legalise voluntary assisted dying.
A marathon round of amendments and parliamentary debate will likely see voluntary assisted dying implemented in WA in around 18 months. It's time to start preparing.
African arbitrators are needed for African disputes.
Why Africa needs more African arbitrators.
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Both political parties are trying to draw analogies between the impeachment process and a criminal trial – for political reasons, not legal ones.
The popularity of semiautomatic rifles increases the risk that mass shootings result in multiple deaths.
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The Supreme Court's refusal to block the Sandy Hook lawsuit may lead to a flood of litigation, which ultimately may compel the gun industry to change the way it designs, markets and sells firearms.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with Rep. Katie Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, in January 2019.
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Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.
Activists block the street outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments in major LGBT rights cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on how the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why it could be one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
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Expert in immigration and asylum spoke with migrants who’ve travelled to the UK on the back of a lorry.
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Kenya's constitution protects children from all forms of violence, but the country's implementation strategies are weak.
Morocco reformed its family law in 2004 to increase the legal age of marriage to 18.
The region has made progress but efforts must continue to end a harmful practice rooted in poverty and tradition.
Jean Truchon, right, looks on as lawyer Jean-Pierre Menard gives their reaction to a Québec judge overturning parts of provincial and federal laws on medically assisted dying on September 12, 2019.
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One judge must not be allowed to curtail parliament’s power to promote broader societal interests and protect people who are elderly, ill and disabled.
President of the Supreme Court, Justice Lady Brenda Hale, during the recent judgement on the prorogation of British parliament.
As the recent Brexit litigation has shown, the UK's Supreme Court has had to consider political as well as legal issues in its first ten years.
Two cannabis plants per person and four per household will be legal in the ACT from January 31.
What will the new legislation mean for cannabis users in the ACT? And will other jurisdictions follow?
The US government wants to seize all the proceeds from Snowden's new memoir.
Alvin Roth exposes his work on “disgusting markets” at the European Meeting of the ESA (Economic Science Association) on 7 September in Dijon, France.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
Many children in Indonesia do not know that having sexual relations may lead to them being pregnant and forced to marry their partners.
Raising the minimum age for Indonesian women to marry to 19 years is important, but on its own is not enough to reduce rates of child marriage.
Indonesian women participate in a rally for equal rights outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March 2017.
Indonesia's populist morality movement considers talking about eliminating sexual violence against women is the same as supporting women’s right to have sex outside of marriage.
Can Indonesia tackle illegal shipment of biological samples without scaring away foreign scientists?
Researchers say that without first cutting down on the country's notorious red tape, Indonesia's newly signed science law will discourage international collaboration.