~ australian court: self representation, natural justice, due process, monty python’s “dead parrot” & ruth bader ginsburg ~

I share this recent Australian case in the Federal Appeals Court to illustrate why certain principles of Australian law including protections like procedural fairness, natural justice & due process are so important.

Everyone in Australia is entitled to be heard, to a fair hearing & to a fair trial.  … Read More ~ australian court: self representation, natural justice, due process, monty python’s “dead parrot” & ruth bader ginsburg ~

Trial and Execution on Christmas Day: Law and Justice or Pure Vengeance?

Today, Christmas Day, back in 1989, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad. The deaths of the despised couple ended a quarter-century of iron-fisted rule that translated into oppression and misery for most Romanians. Image above   According to Siani-Davies, the decision to put the couple on trial was… Read More Trial and Execution on Christmas Day: Law and Justice or Pure Vengeance?

Puppetry: ‘The Trial’ or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. or Man’s Inhumanity to Man by Marionettes

What is this you ask? Plain old puppet theatre is what it is.  Marionettes doing serious stuff. How tricky can that be? Review from Montreal Gazette Finally, just room to mention another representation of man’s inhumanity to man, again involving puppetry. Kafka’s Le procès (The Trial), as presented by Slovenia’s Théâtre de Marionnettes de Maribor, takes place inside… Read More Puppetry: ‘The Trial’ or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. or Man’s Inhumanity to Man by Marionettes