In an age where religious difference is magnified by instant global media, a cartoon in a Danish newspaper can cause demonstrations in Indonesia and a speech in Tehran can send shockwaves across America. Tolerance dictates that we have be more sensitive to the effects of our comments and actions on
The Australian bushfires were ignited across the state of Victoria on 7 February 2009, resulting in Australia’s highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. The incinerated towns have been officially declared as crime scenes whilst the country mourns. Should the arsonists that started the fires be c
Should countries prosecute child soldiers for the crimes they committed during wartime? Should there be an international minimum age of criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity?
Our law lords are preparing to move from the House of Lords to a new British Supreme Court. Britain does not have a formal written constitution so this could create a large amount of change, or it might make very little difference. While it represents a separation of the judiciary and the legislatur
Police have an important duty; to catch criminals. But in order to do so, they must prove that a suspect has committed an offence. When physical evidence is lacking, they will need some evidence from the suspect. In these circumstances is it right for a solicitor to advise a client to remain silent
The government has said that in certain circumstances, phone tapping should be used as evidence in court, especially for fraud or terrorist cases. Is this beneficial? Would it increase our ability to accurately prosecute criminals, or would it undermine our already questionable rights?