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Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.

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    • 4.8 • 600 Ratings

Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.

    Could AI help make the law more accessible for disabled people?

    Could AI help make the law more accessible for disabled people?

    Could ‘chatbots’, a form of artificial intelligence technology, help make the legal system more accessible for people living with disabilities?  

    • 28 min
    'Body modification' on trial

    'Body modification' on trial

    In a precedent-setting case, a New South Wales judge has found self-proclaimed extreme body modification artist Brendan Leigh Russell guilty of female genital mutilation, grievous bodily harm, and manslaughter. Is consent a valid legal defence when cosmetic 'body modification' procedures go wrong?

    • 28 min
    Adriana Rivas mounts new appeal against Chile extradition

    Adriana Rivas mounts new appeal against Chile extradition

    Should Sydney woman Adriana Rivas, who is accused of being a Pinochet-era intelligence agent, be extradited to Chile over alleged crimes against humanity? The full bench of the Federal Court is set to hear her latest appeal this week. And calls for Australia to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in communities with links to conflict zones.

    • 28 min
    Reforming NSW sexual consent laws

    Reforming NSW sexual consent laws

    What impact could proposed changes to New South Wales consent laws have in delivering justice to victims and survivors of sexual assault?

    • 28 min
    UK legal action over rugby league players’ brain injury, and deciding judicial recusals in Australian courts

    UK legal action over rugby league players’ brain injury, and deciding judicial recusals in Australian courts

    Australia’s football codes are closely monitoring a class action brought by former rugby league players in Britain who allege the sport’s governing body failed to protect them from the risks of brain damage. And are judges best placed to decide when to recuse themselves from a court case?

    • 28 min
    Assange extradition appeal, WikiLeaks and journalism

    Assange extradition appeal, WikiLeaks and journalism

    Britain’s High Court is set to hear the United States government's appeal against a ruling blocking the extradition of Julian Assange on mental health grounds. And warnings that US attempts to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder for publishing classified government documents could have devastating implications for press freedom.

    • 28 min

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determination

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