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UN Cases and Reports

Tony is the only New Zealand lawyer with a regular UN Human Rights Committee practice. Cases can not be taken to the UNHRC until all domestic remedies have been exhausted ie all appeals including leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Tony to date has the only three successful cases to the UNHRC since they were able to be lodged in 1989.

Cases

see Notable Cases for:

Rameka v New Zealand (United Nations Human Rights Committee 2003) view here
EB v New Zealand (United Nations Human Rights Committee 2007) view here
Dean v New Zealand (United Nations Human Rights Committee 2009) pdf here

Also see Unsuccessful Cases

Van der Plaat v New Zealand
view here

Manuel v. New Zealand
pdf here

Jessop v. New Zealand
pdf here

J.S. v. New Zealand
pdf here

Reports

The Government of New Zealand reports each 4 years to the UN Committee against Torture.

Non-Government Organisations can present Shadow Reports, Tony as lead author presented an extensive Shadow Report that was considered in May 2009.

See the Shadow Report here

Also see the Committee against Torture Recommendations which include over 10 recommendations suggested by Tony see here

Every 5 years the Government of New Zealand reports to the UN Human Rights Committee.

Tony's Shadow Report for the July 2009 meeting which he attended in Geneva can be viewed here

The Committees' questions to the NZ Government can be viewed here

Tony attended the UN Human Rights Committee considering the New Zealand Government's reply in New York, March 2010
For supplementary submissions 1 (2009) pdf here
and supplementary submissions 2 (2010) pdf here

The conclusions of the UN Human Rights Committee 2010 are here