PM’s refusal to discuss abuse disappoints Human Rights Commission

Dame Susan Devoy The Prime Minister’s refusal to meet Commissioners to discuss the abuse of New Zealanders held in state-run institutions is deeply disappointing. Last week, the Commission wrote to the Prime Minister inviting him to meet to discuss the campaign for an inquiry into historical state abuse. One of the Prime Minister’s staff members responded to tell us he…

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Appointment of Queen’s Counsel in 2017

Wellington, February 24, 2017 The Attorney-General announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2017. Appointments of Queen’s Counsel are made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Attorney-General and with the concurrence of the Chief Justice. The Governor-General retains the discretion to appoint Queen’s Counsel in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the…

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