In a ground-breaking decision, the Papua New Guinean Supreme Court has ruled that offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees by Australia and Papua New Guinea is unconstitutional and illegal. This blog examines the judgment and its implications.
Foreign national prisoners facing deportation can get their sentence reduced when they cooperate with their own return. Aimed at motivating them to leave the Netherlands, this results in big differences in prison sentence length for similar criminal cases.
Last June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5:4 in favour of legalising same-sex marriage. Under pressure from religious groups, southern states have been drawing up religious freedom laws to circumvent the legal effects of this ruling.
Even as a developing country, there are thousands from Indonesia listed in the Panama Papers. The investment banking practices connected to a new law on Public Housing Savings brings to mind the mortgage crisis in the United States.
With the newly revamped vocational training for lawyers, the Dutch Bar Association is demanding too much from trainee lawyers. A more balanced approach has to be found and the three strikes and you’re out-rule should be reconsidered.