24 Aug 2020

Law professor: law standing up to test in mosque sentencing

From First Up, 5:47 am on 24 August 2020

The sentencing of the Christchurch mosque gunman begins today at the Christchurch High Court. The hearing is to be held over the next four days. The gunman is being sentenced on 51 counts of murder, 40 of attempted murder and a charge under the Terrorism Suppression Act. As part of the sentencing, more than 60 victims of the attack will read victim impact statements. Auckland University law professor Bill Hodge told Indira Stewart while New Zealand's justice system has never dealt with a case of this magnitude, our laws are standing up to the test.