Posts Tagged ‘Chief Justice’

Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias warns New Zealand’s constitution is ‘vulnerable’

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The first Chief Justice of our Supreme Court has urged New Zealanders to embrace the strands from which the country’s piecemeal constitution is woven or risk a rigid and formal framework. Continue reading Related Posts:US States cannot ban public funding for religious schoolsIndia’s Supreme Court rejects rape-accused bishop’s petitionRabbinic group deplores attacks on Amy Coney Read more

Bishops criticise decision to suspend the chief justice

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

In Papua New Guinea the Catholic Bishops’ conference has expressed concern over the conflict between the executive and judicial arms of government. The Chief Justice, who is heading a Supreme Court panel which is to decide whether the election of the prime minister is constitutional, was suspended on allegations of mismanagement, a move which triggered the arrest of Read more

Chief Justice sounds warning on justice reforms

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias has warned that decisions “which seem quite innocent” are undermining the basic principles of the constitution. In the Harkness Henry Lecture, delivered at Waikato University last month, Dame Sian made apparent references to the Government’s criminal justice reforms. She said control of court processes through new rules was seen by politicians as Read more