Rosalind Dixon

Debate about the kinds of judges we want on on our highest courts, their values and how they are appointed, is valuable for democracy, writes Rosalind Dixon.

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The dawn of a truly democratic era in Myanmar will depend on delicate dialogue in the lead-up to the appointment of the new president, writes Melissa Crouch.


Reyna Ge was grappling with what to study after high school when she sat down to hear a speech from former High Court justice Michael Kirby. Now she's headed to the Hague to make her mark on private international law and international affairs.


Dissent on the bench of Australia's highest court was at a record low in 2015, according to an annual study of the High Court's decisions. 


Can you identify a criminal by looking at their brain? Should head scans be admissible in a defence case? Can, and should, neuroscience help predict criminal behaviour?


A UNSW Law team has claimed victory at the world’s top mediation challenge in Paris, beating 65 teams from more than 50 countries to take out first prize.


The High Court's comprehensive rejection of a challenge to Australia’s offshore processing regime in Nauru means our future treatment of asylum seekers will be governed by the politics of the day, writes George Williams.

Indonesian children

A minority sect in Indonesia had its village burnt to the ground on suspicions it was connected to terrorism. The targeting of this group represents just one incident in a long pattern of vigilante violence, writes Melissa Crouch.

family apartments

As more families chose to live in apartments and high-density housing, more thought needs to be put into the bylaws that constrain their lives, writes Cathy Sherry.

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Can you be defamed by a search engine’s autocomplete algorithm? What happens when indigenous life experiences become data in the name of reconciliation? Could (and should) police use statistics, Minority Report-style, to predict a crime?