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Courts of 5 Judges

R v Coghill - [1995] 3 NZLR 651
Undue delay and whether Stay of proceedings should be issued

R v Leitch - [1998] 1 NZLR 420, (1998) 16 CRNZ 162
Preventive detention review of sentencing policy

R v N - [1999] 1 NZLR 713, (1999) 16 CRNZ 415
Citizen's arrest

Moonen v Film and Literature Board of Review - [2000] 2 NZLR 9, (1999) 17 CRNZ 159
Objectionable material and how to read meaning consistently with NZBORA

R v Thompson - [2001] 1 NZLR 129, (2000) 18 CRNZ 401
Drug search warrants and admissibility of evidence

Bennett v Superintendent Rimutaka Prison - [2002] 1 NZLR 616, [2001] NZAR 240 2 November 2000
Bennett v Superintendent, Rimutaka Prison (No 2); Karaitiana v Superintendent, Wellington Prison
- [2002] 1 NZLR 685, [2002] NZAR 70 24 October 2001
Habeas Corpus and Judicial Review

Everitt v Attorney-General - [2002] 1 NZLR 82
Strip search of Bicycle Courier

Moonen v Film and Literature Board of Review - [2002] 2 NZLR 754
NZBORA and Indecent Publications

R v D - [2003] 1 NZLR 41, (2002) 19 CRNZ 77
Is Sentence of preventive detention arbitrary and psychologist evidence privileged or not?

R v Dean - [2005] 2 NZLR 323, (2004) 21 CRNZ 77
Search of Criminal Appeal Sheet

R v Dean CA172/03, 17 December 2004
Preventive Detention Appeal (see notable cases Dean v New Zealand)

Belcher v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections - [2007] 1 NZLR 507, (2006) 22 CRNZ 787
Extended Supervision Order and Constitutional Law - Declaration of Inconsistency sought

Courts of 3 Judges

1994

R v Coghill - [1995] 1 NZLR 675
Search warrant validity and chain of evidence

1996

Nicholls v Masterton District Court - [1996] 2 NZLR 156
Mesurement of distance to nearest committal court

R v Pearson - [1996] 3 NZLR 275, (1996) 14 CRNZ 282
Juries knowledge of persons mentioned in evidence

M M v The Director-General of Mental Health Services - [1998] NZFLR 900, (1996) CA 231/96
Habeas corpus application compulsory drugs for breast feeding mother. pdf here

1997

R v Accused (1998) 15 CRNZ 460

1998

R v L - [1998] 2 NZLR 141
Fitness to stand trial pathological liar

Nicholls v Registrar of the Court of Appeal - [1998] 2 NZLR 385
Legal Aid whether Judges of the Court of Appeal interfered with Registrars' powers

Nicholls v Registrar of the Court of Appeal - (1998) 16 CRNZ 111, 12 PRNZ 218
Leave to appeal to the Privy Council

1999

New Zealand Van Lines Ltd v Gray - [1999] 2 NZLR 397
Powers of the Employment Tribunal

R v Jefferies - [1999] 3 NZLR 211
Failure to give reasons by Justices of the Peace

Gibson v Attorney-General (1999) 13 PRNZ 12
Name suppression malicious prosecution

R v Jefferies - (1999) 17 CRNZ 128
Traffic offence and reasons

2000

R v Barton - [2000] 2 NZLR 459, (2000) 17 CRNZ 402
Home detention sentence appeal, miscarriage of justice conviction appeal

R v Burns (Travis) - [2002] 1 NZLR 387
Murder Appeal

Living Word Distributors Ltd v Human Rights Action Group Inc (Wellington) - [2000] 3 NZLR 570
Gay Rights and objectionable material

R v Whareumu - [2001] 1 NZLR 655
Police questioning not brought before a court but questioned for 7 hours breach of NZBORA

2001

Hunia v Parole Board -  [2001] 3 NZLR 353, [2001] NZAR 827, (2001) 15 PRNZ 655
Habeas Corpus Prisoner

McVeagh v Attorney-General - [2002] 1 NZLR 808
Habeas Corpus Prisoner

2002

Attorney-General v Beggs - [2002] NZAR 917
Right to Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Bennett v Superintendent, Rimutaka Prison (no 3) - [2002] NZAR 168
Conditional leave to Privy Council sought for Habeus Corpus, unlawfulness of Privy Council Rules 1910

2003

R v Smith - [2003] 3 NZLR 617
see Notable Cases

2004

Clark v Attorney-General (No 1) - [2005] NZAR 481 2 December 2004
Clark v Attorney-General (No 2)
- [2005] NZAR 495 9 December 2004, (2004) 17 PRNZ 554
Prisoners Rights and the Right to Investigation (assult by prison officer alleged by prisoner)

Manuel v Superintendent of Hawkes Bay Regional Prison - [2005] 1 NZLR 161
Habeas Corpus

NOTE Manuel v Superintendent of Hawkes Bay Regional Prison - [2005] 2 NZLR 721
here

2005

Link Technology 2000 Ltd v Attorney-General - [2006] 1 NZLR 1, (2005) 17 PRNZ 465
Constitutional Law New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and Compensation on Summary Judgement

Manuel v Superintendent, Hawkes Bay Regional Prison - [2006] 2 NZLR 63, (2005) 22 CRNZ 331
Habeas Corpus

R v Te Kahu - [2006] 1 NZLR 459
Constitutional Law Acting High Court Judges and Interception Warrants

Attorney-General v Taunoa - [2006] 2 NZLR 457
Prisoners Rights inhumane treatment

2006

R v Manawatu - (2006) 23 CRNZ 833

Sestan v Director of Area Mental Health Services, Waitemata District Health Board - [2007] 1 NZLR 767
Habeas Corpus Psychiatric Patient

2007

T v Regional Intellectual Care Agency - [2007]  NZAR 643
Habeas Corpus Intellectually Disabled Person

2008

Chatha v The Queen SC 8/2009 and [2008] NZCA 427
s30 Sentencing Act, recusal applications
Communication to be lodged with UN Human Rights Committee

2009

Mailley v General Manager Auckland Central Remand Prison [2009] NZAR 649
Habeus Corpus

McDonnell v Chief Executive Department of Corrections 8 HRNZ 770, [2009] NZCA 352
Extended supervision and declaration of inconsistency

2011

SR v R [2011] 3 NZLR 638
Arson and meaning of mental impairment pdf here

2012

Siemer v Attorney-General [2012] 3 NZLR 43
Contempt of Court pdf here

Kim v Prison Manager Mt Eden Corrections Facility [2012] 3 NZLR 845
Habeas Corpus Extradiition for Murder pdf here

2013

Marteley v Legal Services Commissioner [2013] NZAR 875
Legal Aid for Murder Appeal pdf here

Togia v New Zealand Police [2013] 2 NZLR 478
Fitness to stand trial pdf here

Kim v Prison Manager, Mt Eden Corrections Facility [2013] 2 NZLR 589
Habeas Corpus appeal on extradition for Murder to China Supreme Court pdf here press release here

Kim v People's Republic of China [2013] NZAR 841
Extradition to China and Refusal of Bail Appeal pdf here

2014

Vogel v Attorney-General [2014] NZAR 67
Prisoner not treated with humanity and respect pdf here

Legal Services Commissioner v Marteley [2014] 3 NZLR 143
Legal Aid for Murder Appeal pdf here

Minister of Immigration v Zhang [2014] NZAR 88
Deportation Order pdf here

Unreported Judgements

R v T [2009] CA 695/08
Retrial granted for intellectually disabled person

2010

Smith v Attorney-General [2010] NZCA 336
Informed consent for psychopathy tests and prison security classifications, non-random selection of judges and bias

Ruka v R [2010] CA 456
Bail for intellectually disabled person appealing conviction granted

Miller and Carroll v Attorney General and the NZ Parole Board [2010] NZCA 600
Independence of parole board and duty to rehabitulation
8 December 2010 here

2011

The Queen v Shane Ellis [2011] NZCA 90
Drugs Appeal
pdf here

Ruka v R [2011] NZCA 456
Right for a fair trial intellectually disabled person pdf here

2012

Hancock v The Queen
Retrial granted, Judgement supressed until trial.

Togia v NZ Police [2012] NZCA 544
Pretrial fitness to plead issues pdf here

Lawson v The Queen [2012] NZCA 540
Propensity arguement pretrial pdf here

Ferguson v The Queen [2012] NZCA 581
Murder conviction sentence appeal pdf here

Queen v Jeffries ( and cross appeal) [2012] NZCA 608
Intellectual Disability Criminal Appeal pdf here

2013

Lawler v R [2013] NZCA 308
Appeal from 1987, 1990 and 1993 convictions and sentence for intellectually disabled person sentenced to preventative detention pdf here

2014

Rawiri Lawson v R [2014] NZCA 463
Aggravated Robbery Appeal pdf here