Queensland's 120-year-old mistake of fact excuse allows defendants to argue they honestly and reasonably believed the other person consented to sex — even if they did not.
In an open letter to Attorney-General Christian Porter, more than 500 women working in the law from across Australia have sought changes to the way judges are disciplined and appointed.
To address low conviction rates in child sex abuse cases, reforms were made to allow juries to hear about the past sex crimes of defendants. Not all lawyers agree the changes are good.
Legal education in Ghana is at a crossroads with professionals asking for it to be decentralised
A new copyright reform law has many up in arms – they want you to do something about it before it comes up for a vote.
Not all false beliefs arise from malicious misinformation. Some legal precedents rest on the status of everyday 'common knowledge', since shown to be false, but embedded in our law nonetheless.
When lawyers represent the interests of abused animals in the courtroom, they help human victims too.
Full decriminalisation of sex work is advocated by many health and human rights organisations around the world. Sex workers in New South Wales kick-started the process 40 years ago.
Thanks to a recent Federal Court decision, the industry that helps to fund class actions will now be regulated in part by the courts. But is this the best way?
A parliamentary bill aims to assuage fears that innovative treatment will lead to doctors being sued – but the problem doesn't exist.
The rise of robots poses awkward legal questions that we'd be best off tackling sooner rather than later.
Forensic science has revolutionised justice, but we may have too much faith in it.
Can the serious atmosphere of court, standing in the dock facing a be-wigged judge and barristers, be carried over into the…