Submitted by Stuart Moriarty... on Fri, 11/10/2013 - 3:15pm
Round up of civil liberty news from September 2013.
Criminals seek to overturn voting ban
Prisoner Arthur Taylor has teamed up with three other inmates to take the government to court over prisoners' rights to vote.
Papers have been filed with the High Court in Auckland taking action against the Attorney General and Department of Corrections seeking a declaration that the blanket ban on prisoners voting contradicts basic human rights.
Submitted by Thomas Beagle on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:56pm
We are pleased to report that Immigration NZ has finally agreed to honour its legal obligations under the Public Records Act, and will now be recording reasons for its decisions made under s.61 of the Immigration Act. (See our earlier articles here, here and here.)
Submitted by Stuart Moriarty... on Thu, 15/08/2013 - 8:59pm
Civil liberties news for June and July 2013.
Lundy's bid to see appeal blocked
Prominent human rights lawyer Michael Bott has complained after convicted double murderer Mark Lundy was not allowed to watch his appeal to the Privy Council as it unfolded. Since his conviction Lundy has maintained his innocence and in June the Privy Council in London heard his appeal against his convictions.