The almost total ban on abortion in Ireland does not work to protect women's health.
Consumer law requires legal agreements to be transparent – so how does this apply to complicated terms and conditions we're expected to read?
Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) chairman James Shipton has come under fire for inaction on bad bank behaviour.
Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.
Angry customers want bankers to face jail time, but better banking practices are just as important.
It seems ASIC and the Director of Public Prosecutions will have no lack of evidence to pursue civil penalties and criminal cases. The bigger issue is what charges to go with.
Financial firms often program computers to contract with other parties in security trades.
Law presumes that commercial contracts are intended to be legally binding, even where computers play a part in the bargain.
Australian governments have too often succumbed to perceived community pressure to limit parole authorities’ independence and powers.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
Debbie Baptiste, the mother of Colten Boushie, enters the Court of Queen’s Bench as the jury is in deliberation in the trial of Gerald Stanley, the farmer accused of killing her 22-year-old son, in Battleford, Sask., Friday, February 9, 2018.
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Racial bias likely played a role in the Gerald Stanley case. This article explains how racial dynamics and process failures enabled systemic racism to play a part in Stanley’s acquittal.
A history of how jurors have faced trial themselves for getting it wrong, or slipping up in court.
Gerald Stanley enters the courthouse in Battleford, Sask., in February 2018 during his trial in the death of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man. The use by Stanley’s defence team of peremptory challenges produced an all-white jury in his trial.
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The Canadian government's criminal justice bill would abolish what are known as peremptory challenges. Here's why that's long overdue.
An artist’s impression of Tiangong-1 in orbit.
China's space station Tiangong-1 is about to crash back to Earth any day now. It's out of control too so no one really knows where it will land. So what if it hits you or your house?
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Healthcare professionals should have their freedom of conscience protected by law.
In a 2016 ABS survey, one in two women reported having experienced sexual harassment, but 90% of them did not contact the police.
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Critics say that #MeToo has turned the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty on its head, but such comments privilege the rights of perpetrators over justice for victims.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
Donut King is a franchise of the Retail Food Group, a business under fire for allegations of underpaying staff.
Two well-known franchises have come under fire this week for problems when reporting their business results. We answer four questions about the business model and why these scandals are reoccuring.
Colten Boushie’s uncle Alvin Baptiste raises an eagle’s wing as demonstrators gather outside of the courthouse in North Battleford, Sask., on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
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In the acquittal of Gerald Stanley we must remember how one-sided systematic remembering in Canada has been. We must remember how Canadian-state law created the myth of the homesteader as Wheat King.
Odysseus and the Cyclops Polyphemus: how not to treat strangers.
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Why right-wing populism gets the tradition of legality and justice exactly the wrong way round.
When an employee is dismissed after making a complaint, it’s relatively easy for the employer to hide the true reason for dismissal.
The way victimisation cases are interpreted by the courts often leaves employees defenceless and gives employers excessive managerial powers.
People gather in Edmonton during a rally in response to Gerald Stanley’s acquittal in the shooting death of Colten Boushie.
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Colten Boushie's death and the subsequent acquittal of his killer has fuelled loud calls for reforms to Canada's criminal justice system and its treatment of the Indigenous. Why has it taken so long?
Long Island City’s 5Pointz, a mecca for graffiti artists, was demolished in 2014.
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A judge in New York City just awarded graffiti artists US$6.7 million after a developer whitewashed their murals. On the surface, it seems like a huge victory for street artists. But could it backfire?
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, seen here at the provincial legislature in January, is among politicians who have threatened to sue political foes.
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The trend of politicians suing other politicians is worrisome since it risks limiting free speech. But there's a solution at hand known as anti-SLAPP legislation.