The ins and outs of life without parole
Judges have shied away from locking murderers up and throwing away the key, David Williams reports.
NZ is complacent on human rights
The Human Rights Commissioner says NZ is complacent, and that needs to change.
Time for gun lobby to stand aside
Two Otago researchers outline what must urgently happen to reform our gun laws.
Victim notification laws set for shake up
The Ministry of Health interacts with victims when an offender is deemed ‘insane’ or unfit to stand trial. That looks likely to change.
Litigation funding in the spotlight in March
Two high-profile court battles involving by litigation funders, and a Law Commission review will be in the news over the next few weeks.
Revenge porn is sexual abuse
Prevalent and acutely gendered, revenge porn is in danger of becoming normalised and accepted.
A new frontier for employment law
Bell Gully’s Liz Coats says Fair Pay Agreements - among the biggest changes to employment law in a decade - face a tight timeframe to be in place before next year’s election.
Law Society decision ‘woefully inadequate’
The Law Society Lawyers Standards Committee has released its first decision relating to sexual violence since the Russell McVeagh revelations, and the findings are grave, advocates say.