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New Zealand Law Commission Consultation on Use of DNA in Criminal Investigations

The Law Commission of New Zealand is conducting a comprehensive review of the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995. The Act provides the New Zealand Police with powers to collect, retain, and use DNA in criminal investigations. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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@Dr_KMcLoughlin Reviews Aotearoa New Zealand and Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Books

Dr. Kcasey McLoughlin Dr. Kcasey McLoughlin (Newcastle Law School, Australia) has published a review of  Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Rino: A Two Stranded Rope (Rhonda Powell, Elisabeth MacDonald, Māmari Stephens & Rosemary Hunter eds., 2017) and Northern/Irish … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault Charges Against New Zealand Cruise Passenger Dropped

Unfortunately, cruise ship rape and sexual assault continue to be a problem at sea. This week, charges were dropped against a Elias Azzi, who was accused of sexually violating a woman aboard the Ovation of the Seas. The courts cited … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Petitions Move Online in Australia and New Zealand

I recently saw a tweet from the Twitter account of the New Zealand Parliament regarding the launch of an electronic petitions system. I’m not sure if the Australian House of Representatives social media people also read that tweet, but the next … Continue reading

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New resource on New Zealand conflict of laws

The University of Otago recently set up an online platform dedicated to the conflict of laws in New Zealand: www.otago.ac.nz/conflicts/index.html The platform includes (1) a reference database of New Zealand scholarship on the conflict of laws, originally created by Professor Elsabe Schoeman at … Continue reading

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