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Ukraine and Syria expose the West's lack of appetite for protecting human rights - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Ukraine and Syria expose the West's lack of appetite for protecting human rights - Spectator.co.uk (blog) | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Spectator.co.uk (blog) Ukraine and Syria expose the West's lack of appetite for protecting human rights Spectator.co.uk (blog) The failure to punish the Russian-backed Assad regime's multiple abuses has shown that the West has no appetite to...
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David Rixon murder: Michael Jacobs gets life in jail

David Rixon murder: Michael Jacobs gets life in jail | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
The police came from far and wide, top brass and junior constables alike, to see justice done for the murder of their mate and colleague Senior Constable David Rixon.
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Justice tweeted is justice done - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Justice tweeted is justice done - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether it's tweet-happy judges or YouTube-wielding family law litigants, social media is dramatically reshaping our court system.

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Tracked from the moment you wake

Tracked from the moment you wake | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Beware the buyer. Who we are and what we do is no longer a secret.

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How Australians took $4.8bn hit to cyber crime last year - Herald Sun

How Australians took $4.8bn hit to cyber crime last year - Herald Sun | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
How Australians took $4.8bn hit to cyber crime last yearHerald SunAnd it is not just the geek in the bedroom - bikie gangs and the Russian mafia are aggressively trying to get a piece of the low-risk, high-reward world of cyber crime.

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SBS Insight - Parole

SBS Insight - Parole | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Insight is Australia's leading forum for ideas. Each week Gold Walkley award winning journalist Jenny Brockie hosts a lively debate on a single issue of national importance, bringing together opinion leaders, stakeholders and members of the public.

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Louise Woods's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:22 PM

"Insight" on SBS aired an excellent episode on 27th August 2013 on the issue of parole - a topic of great interest in NSW and Victoria at present.

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Administrative Decisions Tribunal rejects taxi driver Syed Awais Athar's appeal against loss of licence

Administrative Decisions Tribunal rejects taxi driver Syed Awais Athar's appeal against loss of licence | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
A TAXI driver has been stripped of his cab licence after he was found to have altered fares on CabCharge vouchers and credit cards.

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Louise Woods's curator insight, August 7, 2013 1:16 AM

Relates to Individual and the law - a good example of the operation of adminstrative review.

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ICC What is the international criminal court's legacy?

ICC What is the international criminal court's legacy? | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Alison Cole: The question must not be avoided.
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Louise Woods's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:22 AM

Article raises some good points about the effectiveness of the ICC. 

gina lockton's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:14 PM

A good read on 'effectiveness' in relation to the ICC

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The War Is Over But The Crimes Go On | newmatilda.com

The War Is Over But The Crimes Go On | newmatilda.com | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
This month yet another investigative journalist was shot in Sri Lanka.

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Judge no friend of Facebook for cases

Judge no friend of Facebook for cases | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
A SUPREME Court judge has criticised the use of Facebook in criminal investigations.

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Stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels

Stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
This post examines a particularly horrendous violation of children’s rights: the phenomenon of child soldiers. The footage of the massacre of prisoners in Saraqi is evidence not just of a war crime...

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:34 PM

Child Soldiers - Worth a read!!!!!

Louise Woods's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:26 PM

Some good information for your contemporary issue of child soldiers.

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Human Rights - Child Soldiers

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Judges told to consider history when sentencing

Judges told to consider history when sentencing | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Judges will need to consider the Aboriginal background of an offender when sentencing them, after a High Court decision ruled that the effects of profound disadvantage do not diminish over time.
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Louise Woods's curator insight, August 19, 2013 8:46 PM

The NSW Government has established a committee to investigate the sentencing of child sex offenders, mainly due to public concern about the adequacy of sentences being imposed on child sex offenders.

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Stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels

Stop the use of child soldiers by the Syrian rebels | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
This post examines a particularly horrendous violation of children’s rights: the phenomenon of child soldiers. The footage of the massacre of prisoners in Saraqi is evidence not just of a war crime...

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:34 PM

Child Soldiers - Worth a read!!!!!

Louise Woods's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:26 PM

Some good information for your contemporary issue of child soldiers.

gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:02 AM

Human Rights - Child Soldiers

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The bill that could criminalise abortion in Australia

The bill that could criminalise abortion in Australia | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Why we must stay away the slippery slope of ascribing personhood to unborn fetuses.

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Australian Crime: Facts & figures report shows teen are the most violent Australians

Australian Crime: Facts & figures report shows teen are the most violent Australians | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
TEENAGERS aged 15 to 19 are Australia's most dangerous people, new figures from the Australian Institute of Criminology showing violent crime is highest among this group.

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Webgrrl's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:04 AM

Teens are responsible for a disturbing number of bashings, robberies, abductions and sexual attacks and 17-year-olds are the worst offenders.

 

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All these women might still be alive if their killers had not been paroled | Melinda Tankard Reist

All these women might still be alive if their killers had not been paroled | Melinda Tankard Reist | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
When murderer John Coombes was convicted for a second murder, what did the Adult Parole Board do? Let him out of prison in 2007 to murder his friend, foster

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ss legal's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:17 AM

HSC Crime - Consideration of the rights of offenders vs victims rights.

gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:00 AM

Crime - sentencing and punishment - a good look at the issue of victims rights and reform

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Sydney's year of the gun

Sydney's year of the gun | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Sydney is maintaining its reputation as the capital of things that go bang in the night.    

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Louise Woods's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:40 PM

OMCG's hit the headlines yet again!

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Law reform let down by politics

Law reform let down by politics | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Many in the legal fraternity say recent changes to NSW laws are needless and driven by political posturing, reports Anna Patty.
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Louise Woods's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:20 PM

Relates to theme of law reform

gina lockton's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:33 PM

Law Reform is a great issue to have an understanding of leading into your trial and HSC - have a read

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Manslaughter counts for unborn babies

Manslaughter counts for unborn babies | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
People could be charged with killing or hurting unborn children under a controversial new law set to be considered in Parliament.
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Louise Woods's curator insight, June 13, 2013 12:33 AM

Relates to themes of law reform, moral and ethical standards and extent to which the law balances rights of victims etc.

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Royal commissions: how do they work?

Royal commissions: how do they work? | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a royal commission into child abuse in churches, schools and foster homes.The inquiry will include, but not be limited to, allegations of abuse in the Catholic…...

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Louise Woods's curator insight, June 13, 2013 5:51 AM

Royal Commissions are an example of an agency of reform.

gina lockton's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:34 PM

Royal Commissions are an avenue for Law Reform - have a read

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After Obama win, US backs new UN arms treaty talks - Reuters

After Obama win, US backs new UN arms treaty talks - Reuters | Legal Studies NSW Teaching | Scoop.it
My MoinfoAfter Obama win, US backs new UN arms treaty talksReutersUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N.

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