Equal Justice Project Outreach Access To Justice Symposium

A paper prepared for the Equal Justice Project Outreach Symposium “Access to Justice: Is it in the Budget?” on the 6th of October 2014. Access to justice is a vital part of the fundamental right of a person to a fair trial. All people  deserve to access the resources of the justice system in order to resolve their legal issue. …

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 …

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.

Equal Justice Project Outreach Sexual Crime Law Symposium

A paper prepared for the Equal Justice Project Outreach Sexual Crime Law Symposium on the 25th of August 2014 Various proposals are currently being made on how New Zealand should deal with sexual crime. These proposals have reignited an ongoing debate about the tensions between due process concerns and the low conviction rates for sexual crime. This symposium paper will investigate both the …

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 …