Penelope Richardson

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Why many Syrians welcomed US strikes on Assad regime targets

The chemical weapons attack against civilians in Khan Shaykhun in April has caused moral outrage from the international community.<p>While the world was …

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug crackdown faces court challenge

A survivor of a Philippine police raid that killed four other drug suspects has asked the Supreme Court to stop such operations and help him obtain …

Domestic violence case load leaves community legal centres 'struggling', other clients turned away

Queensland's community legal centres now help seven times as many people with domestic violence issues as five years ago and are not coping with the …

Tasmania to review out-of-hours bail arrangements after Bourke Street incident

The Tasmanian Government is examining how the state's out-of-hours bail system operates in the wake of last week's deadly rampage in Melbourne's …

Crime

Unlawfully obtained DNA evidence ruled admissible in Northern Territory rape case

Questions linger on what police will do with 41 other samples taken in mass testing at remote Aboriginal community<p>Police obtained DNA evidence unlawfully while investigating a sexual assault in a remote Aboriginal community but a Northern Territory judge has ruled it admissable owing to the …

Melbourne car attack: Bail law reform announced by Daniel Andrews in wake of Bourke St rampage

The Victorian Government will establish a night court for magistrates to hear after-hours bail requests, as part of a big shake-up of the system to …

Judiciary

Don Dale detainee says he told guards he was giving up before teargassing

A teenage boy who escaped from a cell at Darwin's Don Dale centre says he told guards he was giving up, but then shot a fire extinguisher at them, …

Teargas

African women form a united front in the battle for equality – podcast transcript

Kary Stewart looks at how feminists are championing women’s rights across the continent and beyond, and examines what is at the heart of gender inequality

Women of Color

Fake News in South Sudan Could Lead to Genocide

While fake news played a large role in the US presidential election — smearing candidates, spinning conspiracies, sowing doubt, bolstering echo …

Unpredictable Trump could prove a game changer for Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> With his win of the White House, president-elect Trump has made no secret that his electoral college mandate to "make America great again" should apply to US foreign policy as well.<p>During the campaign and after his victory, Trump has unabashedly and unpredictably turned US policy on its …

Last ditch efforts to persuade Gambia's President Jammeh to quit fail

Last minute diplomatic efforts by Mauritania to persuade Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down appear to have failed. A deadline set by the West African regional bloc ECOWAS came and went without Jammeh relinquishing power.<p>After more than two decades in office, Jammeh is facing military …

People like the International Criminal Court — as long as it targets other problems in other countries

By Terrence Chapman and<p>Stephen Chaudoin<p>The International Criminal Court (ICC) will hear important cases related to war crimes in Uganda and the Congo in January, but is the court itself caught in a global backlash?<p>We recently conducted a study to try to understand public support for the ICC. Our …