Certain words are being used over and over during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. One of them is 'precedent.' What does it really mean?
Ramaphosa is constrained by his tenuous control over South Africa's governing party, the ANC.
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In Mauritius there's been little change in cultural norms and values to genuinely support gender egalitarianism.
The political crisis and any potential instability may once again force the military’s hand
Iraq's 2005 constitution created a flawed political system built on sectarianism.
The conflict between Congress and President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine's president is just the latest version of a long-running struggle for power between the two branches of government.
The writing and adoption of a constitution is merely the start point, not the end of constitutional literacy
India recently revoked a special provision that ended the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here's the history of the constitutional provision, Article 370.
We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about.
The decision confirms the steady march of employer control over workers' private views and activities, supported by courts and tribunals over many years.
The state in Ghana still justifies taking steps that amount to suppression of the media.
South Africa's rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their environment and livelihoods destroyed.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
An expert explains why war memorials with religious symbols can have different meanings in a diverse society.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda's democracy
The High Court has failed to clarify the Section 44 mess over who is eligible to stand for parliament, so now it's time for MPs to act.
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
Simply giving the Commonwealth more power won't fix the Murray-Darling Basin crisis.
That Victorian Liberals have to change candidates in three seats draws attention to an issue that should be properly fixed but won't be any time soon – the problem of section 44 of the constitution.