Posts Tagged ‘Courts’

Small steps toward a normal life in Pasifika youth court

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Pasifika youth court sits in a community hall in Mangere. This courtroom is nothing like the drama of Suits. These are real young people who’ve made poor decisions, but with the wraparound support of the system and their families, are making steady efforts to turn their lives around. Read more Related Posts:Former Exclusive Brethren Read more

Australia complicit in political prosecution in Nauru

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

A former president of Nauru says Australia is “complicit in a political prosecution.” Nauru has abolished a decades-old link to Australia’s legal system, removing the island nation’s highest court of appeal in a move critics have described as “shocking” and “concerning” for human rights. On 12 December last year, the Nauruan government quietly informed Australia it wished to unilaterally withdraw Read more

Criticism of TV in courts unfounded

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

How absurd for the president of the Law Society to criticise televising of court cases for distorting reality. Jonathan Temm believes broadcasts of some court cases over the past 15 years have helped force an undesirable law change, contributed to losses of confidence in the courts and respect for justice, and to the demonising of Read more