Presumption of Innocence

With the allegations that Australian soldiers may have committed crimes whilst in Afghanistan the media is full of talk of the presumption of innocence. The following are the reasons why the presumption of innocence is considered good for us and worth fighting to...

Report on Class Actions

Chris Merritt, Vice President of The Rule of Law Institute of Australia has prepared a report on Class Actions in Australia. To read the report click here. The report highlights that any system of compensation that costs more to run than it delivers in benefits cannot...

Covid-19 Emergency Measures

Over the last week, the Rule of Law Institute of Australia has raised concerns about the emergency measures implemented to fight Covid-19.  Robin Speed, President of the Institute, as quoted in the Australian stated “there has not been proper checks and balances...
Rule of Law Update: Poland

Rule of Law Update: Poland

Rule of Law Update: Poland   The highest court in the European Union has ruled that Poland has acted contrary to the rule of law by enacting legislation which lowered the retirement age of judges to 65 years.  The legislation in question was seen as part of a...