Cross-Examination: Law Commission recommends clarification for suicide reporting

Cross-Examination: Law Commission recommends clarification for suicide reporting   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. ELIZABETH MURRAY With more than 400 instances of suicide in New Zealand each year, the laws surrounding its reporting in the media have caused considerable debate. In July 2013 the Law Commission was asked …

Cross-Examination: Report on the EJP Outreach Drug Law Symposium

Cross-Examination: Report on the EJP Outreach Drug Law Symposium   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Sebastian Hartley (A copy of the Symposium Paper is also available online) It has been said that if you want to change the world, you should start in your own backyard. EJP Outreach, …

Cross-Examination: Legal Highs bring Legal Lows, a Follow-Up

Cross-Examination: Legal highs bring legal lows, a follow-up   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Sebastian Hartley Cross-Examination: Legal Highs Bring Legal Lows, a Follow-Up A fortnight, it seems, is a long time in Government. Writing my previous article on the issue of the then ‘legal highs’, I relied …

Cross-Examination: Legal Highs bring Legal Lows

The recently introduced Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 has caused great debate. What does it actually mean for drug reform in NZ? Sebastian Hartley investigates, as part of the EJP's new series 'Cross-Examination'.