Uni Adelaide law reform for the way the world is

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The South Australian Law Reform Institute (based in the Uni Adelaide Law Schoolreports on the state’s forfeiture rule, which prevents an “unlawful killer” profiting from their crime, by inheritance, for example.

“The rule may produce particularly unfair consequences in the context of family or domestic violence, where the typically (though not inevitably) female victim of such violence kills an abusive spouse and is convicted of manslaughter.”

SALRI has previously reported to government on laws applying to family inheritance, LGBTQI discrimination and surrogacy, (CMM April 18 2019).