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The South China Sea arbitration case

Yesterday, a Dutch arbitral tribunal issued its final award in the long-running legal battle between the Philippines and China over territorial claims in the South China Sea. William Shrubb has a look.

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Vegetation management in Queensland

Last week, the Queensland Parliament’s Agriculture and Environment Committee tabled its report into the ‘Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016’. William Shrubb has a look.

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MSF attack: mistake, war crime or both?

In our first of a series of collaborative posts with New South Wales Young Lawyers’ International Law Committee, Laura Hugh examines the US military’s controversial attack on an MSF hospital in Afghanistan.

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Deaf jurors and discrimination

Next month, a deaf woman will argue before the High Court that her exclusion from jury duty was discrimination. Two other deaf people have won international legal battles in the last month, making that same argument. William Shrubb investigates.

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Mandatory sentencing in Canada

The Canadian Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of mandatory sentencing in a recent controversial judgment handed down this month. William Shrubb has a look.

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