To many observers who increasingly despair at the limp efforts by governments and corporations to address the climate emergency, environmental law can seem like one of the most viable strategies to meaningfully and swiftly address the crisis. Environmental law, given that it’s concerned with the protection of environmental ‘public goods’ or ‘commons’
The Right to a Healthy Environment may be implied in the Australian Constitution. I argue this position based on existing precedent regarding constitutional implications: the High Court recognises that rights may be implied in the Constitution if ‘necessary’ to protect the Constitution itself: Lange (1997)
Forced marriage remains one of the most complex and poorly understood human rights and policy issues encountered by Australia in recent years.
Witness reveals how ill-equipped the criminal justice system is to serve the interests of victims of sexual assault.
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The Coalition of Supporters of Bernard Collaery and Witness K are calling for the prosecutions to be dropped, issuing a statement signed by leading public figures.
“Who is that child not dancing like the other cats?” one of the other parents asked. Katy’s mother was stuck between embarrassment and intense pride. This is a story of courage, perseverance and overcoming adversity. Katy Barnett is a Professor at Melbourne Law School with extensive publications in private law and remedies law.
Jack Maxwell explains that new laws aimed at bikie groups are a threat to the rights of all citizens, and what legal means might resist them
Last month, Right Now focused on rights issues and cultural shifts. Here, Right Now’s editorial team present 10 landmark cases that arguably shifted how rights are protected in Australia.
How are women represented in institutions of the law? Kate Galloway finds out.