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Beggs v Attorney-General and Police v Beggs

Court of Appeal 5 Judges and High Court Wellington
Beggs v Attorney-General and Police v Beggs
Court of Appeal 5 Judges and High Court Wellington 
  • 15 August 2002 and 27 July 2006 and 16 June 1999
  • [2002] NZCA 204; (2002) 7 HRNZ 95; [2002] NZAR 917 and [2006] NZHC 871; (2006) 18 PRNZ 214; 2 NZLR 129 and (1999) 8 BHRC 116; [2000] 4 LRC 1; [1999] 3 NZLR 615; (1999) 5 HRNZ 108; (1999) 16 CRNZ 654

Forty one students who had protested in the grounds of parliament in 1997 brought a claim in the High Court based on freedom of expression and assembly, arbitrary arrest and false imprisonment. The case was settled in 2009. “…it is clear that the Speaker, through his delegate, was not justified in using the Trespass Act to arrest students who formed part of this political protest…”.
Police v Beggs has been reported in Law Reports of the Commonwealth (LRC) and Butterworths Human Rights Cases (BHRC) which monitors developments in the protection of human rights and freedoms across a wide range of jurisdictions.




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SEE POLICE v BEGGS JUDGMENT

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