Articles/Research

Articles/Research

1.    Doctorate (SJD) La Trobe University, Melbourne
Developing Human Rights before the United Nations Human Rights Committee and in New Zealand courts: A Practitioner's perspective 2014 download here

2.    M Phil (Law) University of Essex 2005.
Psychological Torture by the Misuse of Long Term Solitary Confinement in New Zealand Prisons and the Denial of Habeas Corpus: an international and comparative perspective. download here

3.    New Zealand and the United Nations Human Rights Committee, New Zealand Council of Public Law Lecture, Victoria University of Wellington, 11 May 2004.

4.    Complaints to International Committees, New Zealand Law Journal, June 2004, pp 199-201.

5.    Solitary Confinement in NZ: findings of the High Court and the UN Committee Against Torture, New Zealand Council of Public Law Lecture, Victoria University of Wellington, 7 October 2004. pdf here

6.    Make a pig of yourself? Xenotransplantation, What are the risks?, NZ Bioiethics Council, 2005,  Media Release. Published in various regional newspapers.

7.    The New Zealand Parole Board its Independence and some Domestic and International Legal Challenges, Presented at The Role and Functions of the Parole Board - Perceptions of Fairness Conference, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge, 15 September 2006. pdf here

8.    Reduced version of Cambridge Lecture published as Chapter 6 in Who to Release?: Parole, Fairness and Criminal Justice, Editor Nicola Padfield, Willan Publishing, 2007

9.    Human Rights and Compulsory Medical Treatment, in No Force Advocacy by Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, Minkowitz T, Mental Health Commission NZ, March 2006, pp 30-35. pdf here

10.    Breaking the Ambivalence towards Mental Health: An International Revolution? 7th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology And Law, 9-12 November 2006, Lorne, Victoria, Australia pdf here

11.    Mental Health: The Cinderella of the Detention System, 1st National Nutters Conference, Napier, New Zealand, 26 November 2006, and Criminal Law Symposium, New Zealand Law Society, Wellington, 27 November 2006. pdf here

12.    A Brief Look at the Approach of the New Zealand Courts to Intellectual Disability, 30th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 
University of Padua, Italy,  25-30 June, 2007. slides here

13.    Inconsistencies between the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, An Opinion for the Mental Health Commission, New Zealand, June 2007. Also presented at 30th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 
University of Padua, Italy.  25-30 June, 2007. pdf here

14.    Expert Evidence: Is a Department of Corrections Psychologist Really an Expert or a Hired Gun of the Department? Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (NSW) 28th annual congress Risk v Rights, 23-26 October 2008, Sydney, Australia. slides here

15.    Arbitrary Detention of Sex Offenders? Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (NSW) 28th annual congress Risk v Rights, 23-26 October 2008, Sydney, Australia. slides here

16.    The Use or Misuse of Psychological Reports to Assess Offenders for Extended Supervision Orders in NZ. Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists Conference 25-28 February 2009 Melbourne, Australia. pdf here

17.    Shadow Report to UN Committee against Torture 2009 pdf here

18.    Shadow Report to UN Human Rights Committee 2009 download here
For supplementary submissions 1 pdf here
and supplementary submissions 2 pdf here

19.    Misuse of Sentencing and Risk Reports – Is Preventive Detention Actually Arbitrary Detention? ANZAPPL 30th Annual Conference, 26-29 August 2010, Surfers Paradise, Australia. slides here

20.    Taito [2003] 3 NZLR 577 (PC)—The Practical Use of the NZBORA in the Highest Appellate Court. Bond University Law School QLD 8 August 2011. slides here

21.    Do the intellectually disabled get a fair trial? Mental Health Conference March 2012 Wellington. pdf here

22.    Taking Cases to the UN Human Rights Committee University of Auckland Law School 19 September 2012.

23.    Mental health legislation, compulsory care and treatment of patients with cognitive impairment 6th Annual Elder Law for the Health Sector 19 February 2014.

24.    Service User Academia Symposium - End Seclusion Now Panel Presentation University of Otago Wellington 1 December 2014.

25.    Mental Health and Social Justice Symposium - End Seclusion Now Auckland 16 February 2015. slides here

26.    Shadow Report to UN Committee against Torture 2015. pdf here