Posts Tagged ‘criminal justice’

UN committee concerned by number of tamariki Māori in detention facilities

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

The United Nations Committee against Torture has published its findings on New Zealand, highlighting its concerns about the disproportionate representation of Māori in the entire justice system. While the committee acknowledged the efforts by the government to improve prison conditions and mental health services for those in detention, it also raised a number of persistent Read more

Govt repeal 3 strikes law part of overhaul of criminal justice system

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The three strikes law will be repealed in two weeks, Newshub can reveal – and Justice Minister will also push for sentences shorter than two years to be served as home detention. This comes after Newshub Nation obtained a dossier of documents that gives the biggest insight yet into radical plans to overhaul the justice Read more

Systematic bias against Maori in criminal justice system says UN report

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A visiting United Nations delegation says the New Zealand Government needs to investigate why a systemic bias against Maori is evident in the country’s criminal justice system. The delegation, which reports to the UN Human Rights Council, in a statement released at the conclusion of its visit to New Zealand any bias against Maori leading Read more