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Ministry of Justice must act on UN’s recommendations

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:44 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The UN Working group on arbitrary detention today released its preliminary report on New Zealand. “The Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 and subsequent amending legislation extending it, is in breach of New Zealand’s international ... More >>

Guilty verdict for Sensible Sentencing Trust

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 10:37 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has misrepresented the Law Commission’s work and proposes to mislead victims, the Howard League said today. More >>

Howard League supports Prison Home Building Scheme

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 2:31 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Prisoners at Rolleston Prison in Christchurch are renovating houses from red-zoned properties, an innovation launched today by Prime Minister John Key and attended by the Howard League. More >>

McKenzie Friend

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 2:22 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Paki Toia, the prisoner currently bringing a case against the Department of Corrections for breaches of the Bill of Rights, has Arthur Taylor, a fellow prisoner as his McKenzie friend. More >>

Two more deaths, same old problems

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 9:22 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League – Wellington Branch thanks Peter Williams QC and Heeni Phillips for attending the inquests into the deaths at Ngawha Prison of Eruera Murray and George Little. Peter was previously the President of the Auckland Branch of the Howard ... More >>

Prisoners denied access to justice

Thursday, 14 February 2013, 9:22 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

It is lamentable but perhaps understandable that when New Zealand is facing mass migration to Australia, growing inequality and some 270,000 children living in poverty that the Minister of Corrections should be involving herself in a smokescreen of ... More >>

Preventing suicides “not worth benefits” says Corrections

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 2:09 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform says the Department of Corrections must improve its IT systems to prevent further suicides following a damning Coroner’s report. More >>

Howard League Mourn the Loss of Greg King

Sunday, 4 November 2012, 5:50 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League Wellington is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Greg King and our sincerest condolences go out to Greg’s wife, children and family. Greg was not just a talented defense lawyer, he was also a justice system reformer. More >>

Wanganui Council Seeks to Avoid Court Action

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 2:42 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Today the Wanganui Council is considering whether to reverse their decision to shun and trespass Stewart Murray Wilson. More >>

Howard League Warns the Wanganui Council of Court Action

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 3:28 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform has written to the Wanganui District Council indicating that it is likely to issue a High Court challenge over Council steps to orchestrate the shunning of Stewart Murray Wilson. More >>

'Anywhere but here'

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 10:01 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League has today expressed its dismay over the Whanganui District Council's unanimous resolution to coordinate a community "shunning/trespass" of Stuart Murray Wilson – represented today by Cr. Ray Stevens’ efforts to get trespass ... More >>

Howard League for Penal Reform: Stewart Murray Wilson

Monday, 20 August 2012, 10:00 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League wish to acknowledge and offer support for the work of Andrew McKenzie, the lawyer acting for Stewart Murray Wilson. The current media-fed public hysteria is disguising very important issues and principles on which a civilised society relies ... More >>

NZ Prison system derided by international study

Sunday, 25 March 2012, 8:32 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Crime rates have continued to increase as New Zealand’s imprisonment rates have soared, according to an international report undertake by the British Audit Office. More >>

Dame Catherine Tizard named Patron of NZ Howard League

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 4:34 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Dame Cath joins President Tony Gibbs and CEO Mike Williams at the head of the organisation, which is stepping up its work to reduce the country’s imprisonment levels. More >>

The Government is preparing to wager $5,000,000

Friday, 11 February 2011, 10:23 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Government is preparing to wager $5,000,000 that it will win the next election. Yesterday it was reported that up to $5 million has been set aside to recompense companies bidding for the contract to build the private prison at Wiri, should National ... More >>

Tony Gibbs C.N.Z.M. becomes Patron to League

Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 1:33 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The President of the NZ Howard League for Penal Reform, Peter Williams QC today announced that Tony Gibbs C.N.Z.M had agreed to become inaugural Patron to the organisation. More >>

Narrow visions of justice

Friday, 31 October 2008, 10:26 am | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Over the last month or so many people have contacted us and expressed disquiet over the tenor of law and order policies being advanced as we approach the general election. We thought it useful to gather these policies together in our Fact Sheet this month ... More >>

Fact Sheet: Objectives and Costs of Reforms

Monday, 2 April 2007, 2:53 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

FACT SHEET 44 OBJECTIVES AND COSTS OF SENTENCING AND PAROLE REFORMS * Without government action to arrest the 23% increase in the prison population over the past six years, this population is forecast to exceed capacity by 2010. The Criminal Justice Reform ... More >>

Newsletter: Turning the Ship?

Monday, 2 April 2007, 2:51 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Criminal Justice Reform Bill now before the Select Committee stems from recommendations made in the Law Commission Report outlined in earlier Newsletters (See August & December 2006, and Sentencing Guidelines and Parole Reform, Law Commission, Report 94, Aug. ... More >>

 

 

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