The Australian Law Reform Commission report recommends major changes to the way judges are appointed and educated, and supports an independent body to investigate allegations of misconduct.
In a survey of over 200 judges in NSW, a quarter said they received threats on their lives and nearly a third reported experiencing trauma from the daily exposure to violent crimes.
A unique app, iWitnessed, has been launched by scientists, lawyers and police to assist victims and witnesses record information that can help with convictions and prevent miscarriages of justice.
Former NSW DPP Nicholas Cowdery and the International Criminal Court’s Alexandra Tomic are speakers at a major symposium next week on the quality of court interpreting.
Jury trial is about involving the community in the process of determining guilt or innocence. So why did a UK court prohibit a woman in a veil from fulfilling her civic duty, asks Dr Fergal Davis.