Cross-Examination: Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Cross-Examination: Harmful Digital Communications Bill Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Linda Gu It is often said that alongside the transformation of societal values, it is necessary for the law to reflect the shifts in attitudes. In the midst of an age where technology pervades many aspects of everyday …

Cross-Examination: Dirty Politics

Cross-Examination: Dirty Politics   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers.   Rayhan Langdana Nicky Hager’s new book, Dirty Politics, has exposed an intricate maze of backchannel communication, duplicity, and privacy invasion within the walls of the Beehive. Mr. Hager recently participated in a public talk in Mt Eden alongside …

Cross-Examination: Battered women behind bars and responses from our criminal justice system

Cross-Examination: Battered Women Behind Bars and Responses from our Criminal Justice System   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Erica Burke At first glance, the prison system in New Zealand appears to adequately provide for the immediate needs of both genders.  Certain women’s prisons provide facilities for inmates and their …

Cross-Examination: Mind your own business – Indigenous People’s Rights and the Commercial Sphere

Cross-Examination: Mind your own business – Indigenous People’s Rights and the Commercial Sphere CROSS-EXAMINATION IS A BLOG SERIES ABOUT CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES IN NEW ZEALAND PRODUCED BY EJP COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEERS.   Jordan Margetts The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Auckland recently hosted Professor James Anaya for a talk about business and the rights of indigenous peoples. Professor Anaya …

Cross-Examination: Parliamentary Privilege & Individual Liberty

Cross-Examination: Parliamentary Privilege & Individual Liberty Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers.   Christopher Urquhart At the end of last year the Parliamentary Privilege Bill 2013 was presented before the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to redefine the concept of parliamentary privilege in the NZ context. It overrides …

Cross-Examination: Exploring the Effects of Treaty Settlements on Iwi and Young Maori

Cross-Examination: Exploring the Effects of Treaty Settlements on Iwi and Young Maori Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers.   Nicole Godber Are large Treaty settlements damaging the development of young Māori in New Zealand? It has been argued that large Treaty settlements have disoriented the attention of Iwi and …

Cross-Examination: Where Are New Zealand’s Asian Representatives?

Cross-Examination: Where Are New Zealand’s Asian Representatives?   Cross-Examination is a blog series about current legal issues in New Zealand produced by EJP Communications volunteers. Jason Kim By now, I suspect most Asian New Zealanders should be able to tell when an election year is upon us thanks to that familiar, soothing sound of Winston’s dog whistle every three years.  Every election year …

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 …