The Equal Justice Project Presents: The Opening Function 2017 & Annual Hui

THE OPENING FUNCTION To kick off the year, we participated in a Pōwhiri with the wonderful team from the Waipapa Marae, as well as the members of Te Rākau Ture, Ngā Tauira Māori and Te Aro Ture. This was a precursor to our 2017 Hui the following day.   Once officially welcomed, we moved into the hall to eat, drink, and listen …

EJP Access Plea Bargaining Symposium Paper

Earlier this year, there was a public outcry surrounding the Crown’s decision to charge Moko Rangitoheriri’s killers with manslaughter, instead of murder. The decision to charge them with manslaughter was the result of a plea deal. Plea bargaining has historically been used by the defence in criminal court cases, but in recent years it has become increasingly used by the prosecution, arguably in …

Report on the EJP Symposium: The Rights of Transgender People in Prison

Eugenia Woo, Communications Co-Manager The rights of transgender people in prison is considered a controversial issue in New Zealand. Transgender prisoners are entitled to a range of legal rights and protections under legislation, though recent allegations of discrimination and abuse have put the system under the spotlight. From the efforts of No Pride In Prisons to facilitate Jade Follett’s transfer …

Event: EJP Opening Function 2016

Last night, on the 13th of May, the Equal Justice Project held its opening function at the Gus Fisher Gallery. Even though it had been a hectic week for everyone at law school, there was a healthy turnout and members of all Teams mingled with members of the Advisory Board and other volunteers within the organisation. Directors Rayhan Langdana and Jade …

Veritas Presents: Terence Halliday on Human Rights Law in China

The Equal Justice Project is proud to lend its support to Veritas (Christians at Law School), another University of Auckland-based organisation affiliated with our faculty. They are holding an event on the 3rd of March and have extended an invitation to all members of the public to attend. This event will be a talk by Research Professor Terence Halliday on …

Audiovisual Recordings: EJP Miscarriages of Justice Symposium

In recent years, New Zealand’s attention has turned towards the reality that there are innocent people in our prisons. Though Mark Lundy’s conviction has now been confirmed, the exoneration of David Bain and Teina Pora reminds us that there our prosecution, trial, conviction, and appeal processes lead to injustices. Following these high-profile proceedings, the Equal Justice Project’s Outreach team was delighted to welcome …

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 …

Ted’s Take: EJP hosts a public meeting

Recently, EJP and the Human Rights Foundation agreed to host a public meeting with Nicky Hager, based on our perception of the importance of the wider and non-partisan message of his work in terms of assisting the creation of a real, engaged participatory democracy. As can be seen from Ted’s take on the book, there are clear issues of legal principle resting below the surface of the media storm around Nicky Hager’s new work.

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, …