INSIGHTS

Higgins Chambers
An intellectually disabled man on death row in Singapore has won another short reprieve, but the global campaign to save him is growing. An intellectually impaired Malaysian man due to be executed in Singapore on Wednesday gained a last-minute reprieve as a result of contracting...
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After a pandemic response that required incursions on some human rights, the threat of governments expanding these powers further is high. Why is it that no one seems to have identified the irony in the right of the Australian political and media class suddenly becoming...
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The Full Federal Court recently unanimously allowed an appeal involving whether a Minister had formed the “required state of satisfaction” before making a decision about whether or not to revoke the, otherwise, automatic cancellation of a permanent resident’s visa based on  the character test under...
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The death penalty is a form of punishment that has been condemned internationally. Many see it as an abuse of human rights with activists waging a decades long war against governments to see it eradicated from society. Many executions have involved prisoners with severe mental...
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John Baker’s story of the collection of wines that once belonged to Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, and was controlled by and supplemented by Joseph Stalin, the Soviet strong man who ran Russia from 1924 to his death in 1953, took a long...
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