Planned legal changes could make it easier for people to take workplace discrimination cases to court by eliminating often prohibitive costs.
Whistleblower Athol Williams, a former partner at Bain SA, testifies at the State Capture Commission in 2021.
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Whistleblowers should be entitled to financial support. But that has potential costs as well as benefits.
The role of Chief Justice in Ghana comes with significant authority
Ghana’s judiciary has a public relations problem that requires an urgent fix.
For 16 years, the government has failed to reform our anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws to include professionals like real estate agents and lawyers.
Since Folbigg was convicted in 2003, there have been nearly 3,000 additional single genes identified, whose different mutations can cause over 6,250 different diseases.
Windrush campaigners, in June, 2021, during a protest calling for a new independent body to administer the compensation scheme.
In the five years since the Windrush scheme was set up, the scandal of how British people have been treated by their own government has only worsened.
Cohabitation reform is needed in England and Wales to better protect couples legally upon relationship breakdown.
In the end, we must accept there are flaws in jury processes. But finding alternatives has proved difficult, hence the reluctance of governments to abandon the status quo.
Activists hold placards as they call for the decriminalisation of prostitution.
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Regulating the sex work industry is the only way to protect sex workers from abuse and violence.
Online sexually violent behaviour can include sharing intimate images without consent.
The pandemic has led to an increase in online interactions, including sexually violent behaviours. Teens as young as 12 are affected, but many victims are not aware of their options in seeking justice.
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The NSW Anti-Discrimination Act is in a state of neglect. Considered state-of-the-art 40 years ago, the law today reads like a lot of mini anti-discrimination acts strung together.
Children join the 20th September 2019 climate strike in London, thought to be the largest climate strikes to date.
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The children argue failure to tackle climate change constitutes youth discrimination.
Juries in rape cases must decide whether the prosecution has proven there was no free and voluntary consent. And this is where broader societal attitudes come into play.
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.
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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.
The Supreme Court of Ghana has made ruling on legal education reform.
Legal education in Ghana is at a crossroads with professionals asking for it to be decentralised
Back to the drawing board: the proposed copyright reform is unworkable.
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.
False beliefs about language and speech underlie legal precedents that allow jurors to be “assisted” by unreliable transcripts of forensic audio.
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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.
At least in Connecticut, legal advocates can now represent the interests of abused animals.
When lawyers represent the interests of abused animals in the courtroom, they help human victims too.