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The government has been "slow to respond" to calls for a specialist sexual violence court but at least it hasn't rejected the idea, a victim advocacy group says.
With different kinds of specialist courts such as drug courts and the Rangatahi court - which uses the traditional values of tikanga Maori with young Maori offenders - judges need to have more… Audio
A prison informant who gave evidence against convicted murderer David Tamihere is being sued for perjury by serial litigant Arthur Taylor.
Criminal lawyer Anne Stevens discusses the rise in New Zealand's incarceration rate. Audio
Canterbury's Community Justice Panels are keeping people out of the court system while preventing low level crime from escalating. Manager of Community Law Canterbury Paul O'Neill talks about how he… Audio
A proposed specialist sexual violence court with dedicated judges has support, but one professor is calling to abolish juries from such cases. Audio
The Waitangi Tribunal will hear a claim about the Crown accused of failing to reduce Māori prosecution rates.
Courts could see fewer tāngata whenua in prison and re-offendending if a more holistic model was used, say Māori working in the justice system.
A former chief social worker at Child, Youth and Family says it's disappointing the services for children in state care haven't improved in decades. Audio
The Principal Youth Court Judge says the link between how well Child, Youth and Family does its job, and the number of cases coming before his court, is profound -- and concerning. Audio
Lawyers say a new restorative justice law has been rushed and has left the court system struggling to cope with demand. Audio
A new law, brought in just six weeks ago, is causing major backlogs at some district courts. Audio