Amicus Curiae: Endometriosis: The Hidden Epidemic – a dire need for funding in New Zealand?

By Milly Sheed Endometriosis: an exclusively female disease that we as a country know virtually nothing about. Affecting 1 in 10 women, endometriosis is a chronic gynaecological condition that is, as yet, incurable. With unacceptable diagnosis times, limited and invasive treatments and minimal knowledge on where it even comes from, women across New Zealand continue to battle the detrimental affects …

Cross-Examination: #healthneedsnursing and Why Pay Equity for Nursing is a Gender Issue

By Amy Dresser Nurses protests have flooded New Zealand media over the past month. Considering that recent headlines have been full of pay equity claims by health professionals in female-dominated areas, protests come as no surprise. Care workers were granted a landmark $2 billion pay equity settlement in April last year, following proceedings in the Employment Court and Court of …

Amicus: The Changing State of Rights in New Zealand

By Rachel Buckman Should prisoners have the right to vote? A controversial question, and one that has circulated in public discussion ever since a blanket ban was enacted in 2010. Perhaps the change would have faded into the legislative background if it were not for the legal battle that followed. A group of prisoners, including ‘jailhouse lawyer’ Arthur Taylor, challenged …

Events: EJP Opening Night and Training 2018

Our 2018 Opening Function was held at the awesome Thievery Studio on K Road. For our first big event of 2018, we welcomed new volunteers, returning volunteers, former volunteers, supporters and community partners. We presented the annual Equal Justice Project Award to Sylvia Bell in recognition of her ongoing commitment to justice. She gave an inspiring speech, as did the …

Amicus Curiae: How can the New Government Advance Animal Welfare?

By Ashley Wainstein In the wake of political debate and upheaval on issues such as the housing crisis, immigration policy, the current health and education systems, and what to do about global warming, there is, and it seems there will always be, an alarming lack of regulation around our intensive farming practices and animal welfare in New Zealand. In anticipation …

Cross Examination: A New Zealand Republic?

By Anuja Mitra Last year’s election has brought up a great deal of questions about our nation. Perhaps not something at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but one raised by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as Leader of the Opposition at the time is New Zealand’s status as a constitutional monarchy. When asked whether we should become a republic, Ardern replied …

Cross Examination: The Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Court: A New Hope?

By Hart Reynolds “This Court is not an easy option” reads the participant handbook given to those accepted into the Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Court (AODTC). The Court requires full commitment from participants to work with case managers, peer supporters and the community to confront the symptoms and, crucially, the underlying causes of their addiction. The AODTC was established …

Pro Bono Team 2018 Application Questions (CLOSED)

To complete the Pro Bono team application from the Google Form (available via the previous article on this website and on our Facebook), follow the link below. Upload your completed response via the Google Form. You must complete both the form AND the questions below. Pro-Bono-Application-Questions-2018 final Good luck!