Independence embellishes judicial system

The New Zealand system of Government is based on the Westminster model, which provides for separation of powers between the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. This separation ensures that there are checks and balances within the system and that accountability and impartiality are maintained. The Legislature makes laws by examining and debating Bills which become law when passed. It…

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Judiciary breeds social confidence

Courts exist to resolve disputes between the State and individuals or between individuals. They do this by considering the evidence on all sides of the dispute, interpreting the law as it applies to that evidence and determining judgments. Hence, a ‘court’ is, in fact, the judicial decision making process, which when considered overall, is the tangible representation of formal ‘justice’…

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