The question of whether swearing in public should be a criminal offence was highlighted recently by a Sydney Local Court decision in dismissed three offensive language charges. These offensive language crimes are broadly drafted provisions that allow police and judicial officers significant discretion in policing and adjudicating offensiveness.
Over the first two weeks in October 2016, Dr Vijaya Nagarajan and Dr Archana Parashar were at NALSAR University of Law in India as part of the Government of India’s Global Initiative of Academic Networks. This network is aimed at bringing internationally recognized academics to Indian universities for collaborative research and to accelerate the pace of reform.
Environmental crime, such as pollution or clearing native vegetation without approval, is a relatively new area of criminal law. It has unique characteristics which can lead to punishments that don’t fit the crime. An important question for governments around the world is how to design laws that target environmental crime effectively.
Elder Abuse is most commonly perpetrated by the adult children of an older person, and older people with a cognitive impairment are particularly at risk.
Are you concerned about the impact of facial recognition software on social media?
Mining the deep seabed for minerals, such as copper, manganese, and rare earth minerals is an emerging industry. The mining will be done by remotely operated vehicles at a depth of between 1500 and 6000 metres.
On Wednesday 24 August 2016, from Havana Cuba, delegates of Colombia’s government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached an historic peace accord to end their half-century civil war.
Children in Wagga Wagga are the highest offending group in 6 out of 10 crime categories.
Pacific Island Countries are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, yet they have negligibly contributed to the historical emissions of greenhouse gasses.
The ACT and Victoria have enacted human rights laws but can we actually tell if they have had any impact? How do you even assess if a human rights law is achieving its objective?