Fining and jailing Indonesian fishers taking shark fin is a knee-jerk solution. As long as sharks keep vanishing and demand for shark fin soup remains high, illegal fishing will continue.
ACT Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shane Drumgold today announced that the charges against Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins at Parliament House in 2019, have been withdrawn…
In New Zealand, you can be considered capable of criminal intent from the age of ten. But this is young by international standards, and many believe reform is overdue.
Old Parramatta Jail, Parramatta, Australia.
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After recent findings that Aboriginal women detainees are strip searched at higher rates than non-Indigenous women, it’s clear that Australia needs to address racial discrimination in justice systems.
Political pressure is focusing on the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Many states have found ways to remove partisan politics from their court systems.
Video evidence at trial played a crucial part in the conviction of a police officer for the 2020 murder of George Floyd.
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Video evidence can be powerful at a trial – but it does not always lead to a fair rendering of justice.
Decriminalization of simple drug possession would treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal justice issue.
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge.
Two detainees at Guantanamo are among those who told ICC investigators they were tortured at CIA ‘black sites’ in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004.
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The court prosecutes genocide, torture and grave wartime abuses worldwide. Trump’s executive order imposes on its lawyers and judges the kind of sanctions usually used on foreign terrorists.
Coronavirus infections in prisons are a public health problem for everyone, not just prisoners and sfaff.
The law is on the judge’s side when it comes to fears the Christchurch killer will use his sentencing hearing to grandstand.
Carlos Ghosn: ‘I had zero chance of a fair trial’.
Recent changes to the Japanese justice system have tried to make it more transparent and equitable.
Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her husband William H. Macy, left, and her brother Moore Huffman Jr. rear center, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston.
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The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.
A new book by ABC journalist Jess Hill is the result of four years’ investigation into the problem of domestic violence.
A new book scrutinises the social and psychological causes of domestic abuse, its terrifying consequences, particularly the impact on children, and the failure of our legal and social institutions to adequately respond.
Many psychologists claim memory is unreliable.
Witness testimony is often a key element of a trial. While nonverbal behaviours such as crossed arms or furtive glances can influence decision-makers, often their beliefs about such cues are inaccurate.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
It is a national shame that Indigenous people make up 2% of the general population, but 28% of the prison population.
Indigenous Australians are vastly over-represented in the prison population, but the success of a new program is offering hope that it can be turned around.
Prison represents only a temporary disruption in tobacco use for many smokers.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as “teabacco”.
Nigeria is failing to prosecute banking executives charged with fraud due to deep weaknesses in the system.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has a tough job of convincing investors that the country has turned the corner.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
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.