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The Criminal Bar Association Of New Zealand (CBANZ) Strongly Opposes The Proposed Return Of The Three Strikes Regime

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 11:33 am | Criminal Bar Association

We repeat our call for criminal justice policy to be based on evidence, something the three strikes regime neglects to recognise – with no evidence that it either reduces crime or assists with rehabilitation. More >>

Criminal Bar Association - Media Statement - Gang Proposals

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 12:21 pm | Criminal Bar Association

We need evidence-based justice policy that keeps our communities safe, while upholding a fair system of justice. The Government’s proposed new ban on gang insignia does neither of those things. “Banning gang insignia is a repeat policy that has already ... More >>

Criminal Bar Association - Section 27 Reports

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 12:49 pm | Criminal Bar Association

The Criminal Bar Association ( CBA ) expresses concern at the Government's proposal to defund S 27 Cultural Reports ( Cultural Reports ). The CBA says the Sentencing Act 2002 represents a balance between providing for the interests of the victim by ... More >>

Press Statement - Appointment of Chief Justice

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:26 am | Criminal Bar Association

The Criminal Bar Association congratulates Winkelmann J on her appointment as the next Chief Justice of New Zealand. These are challenging times for the judiciary and the profession and Her Honour has already demonstrated she has the qualities ... More >>

Criminal Bar Association on complainant interviews

Monday, 9 April 2018, 11:33 am | Criminal Bar Association

The 12-month ordeal a teacher with 40 years’ experience faced as a result of being falsely charged with indecent assault because school children fabricated allegations to get him dismissed illustrates the hardship caused to innocent people when there ... More >>

Criminal Bar Association on Andrew Little Statement

Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:59 pm | Criminal Bar Association

The Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand strongly supports the Minister of Justice Andrew Little’s willingness to consider that “Law and Order” policies have not achieved the objectives sought. More >>

Statement on harrassment or bullying behaviour

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 12:47 pm | Criminal Bar Association

The Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand is absolutely committed to ensuring lawyers can carry out their professional obligations without being subject to harassment or bullying behaviour. More >>

NZ Criminal Bar Association Defends Golriz Ghahraman

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 12:02 pm | Criminal Bar Association

The criticism of Golriz Ghahraman for acting as a defence counsel and defending persons charged with being war criminals is completely unacceptable. The fact she is prepared to use her considerable skills for defence work as well as prosecuting ... More >>

Three Strikes Law

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 4:27 pm | Criminal Bar Association

The Criminal Bar Association strongly supports the initiative by the new Minister of Justice to remove the Three Strikes Law. The removal is a vote of confidence in our Judges to be able to sentence offenders appropriately after taking into account ... More >>

Statement re Rape Crisis Dunedin claim

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 12:44 pm | Criminal Bar Association

There is no empirical basis for the claim by Rape Crisis Dunedin that only 2% of cases that make it to court were based on fabricated claims says Len Andersen, president of NZ Criminal Bar Association. More >>

Folly of Three Strikes Legislation

Friday, 25 November 2016, 1:07 pm | Criminal Bar Association

The folly of three strikes sentencing has been exposed by the first case where it has been applied. A two second pinch on the clothed bottom of a female prison guard by a young man has attracted a 7-year maximum sentence for an impulsive act. More >>

President of Criminal Bar Association re-elected

Wednesday, 18 April 2001, 9:46 am | Criminal Bar Association

Richard Earwaker, four months into his second term as President of the Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand Inc., is looking forward to an active year in the area of criminal law. More >>




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