August 8, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Apple and Samsung on Wednesday agreed to drop all patent infringement lawsuits in courts outside of the US. The move will result in the abandonment of litigation in nine countries, including South Korea, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain. The two ...[read more]
May 15, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday launched a global anti-torture campaign, as it released a report summarizing the results of a global survey analyzing attitudes towards torture in 141 countries. The report found that 44 percent of the 21,000 people surveyed would not feel safe from torture if ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The High Court of Australia ruled on Wednesday that a person can be legally recognized as gender neutral. "Norrie," who was born male but underwent a "sex affirmation procedure" in 1989, sought to be officially categorized as gender "non specific." Though the NSW Regisry of Birth, Deaths, and ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Monday that Japan cannot continue its annual whale hunt, finding that it is not being carried out for the scientific purposes the Japanese government had claimed. This 12-4 decision was the result of a suit brought against Japan by Australia, which ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called for changes to the way Australia deals with asylum seekers. As of August 2013, Australia transfers all individuals seeking asylum to a holding camp in Papua New Guinea. From here, they are processed and eventually resettled ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on Monday launched an official government inquiry into the ways in which immigration detention affects the health, well-being and development of child detainees. According to AHRC, more than 1,000 undocumented immigrant children are currently detained ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Watson of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers explains the story behind Australia's largest consumer class action...Why do banks charge late fees? Over limit fees? Honor and dishonor fees? Are they punishment for misbehaving customers or fees for services? A judgment shortly ...[read more]
December 12, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The High Court of Australia on Thursday struck down The Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act of 2013, which allowed same-sex couples to marry within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The court ruled by unanimous decision that the act cannot operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act of ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The High Court of Australia on Tuesday decided to rule next week on the law allowing gay marriage in Canberra. The nation's first same sex weddings can take place this weekend. The law was passed by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in October and was challenged the following ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Hearings in a multi-million dollar class action suit against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) began Monday before the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne. More than 43,000 ANZ customers have accused Australia's third largest bank of charging unconscionable fees, including " ...[read more]

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