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E.B. v New Zealand

United Nations Human Rights Committee
E.B. v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 16 March 2007
  • CCPR/C/89/D/1368/2005

Second New Zealand case ever won before the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Family Law case finding undue delay. “The Committee chides the state party for the length of time taken in the police examination.” “The Committee has also concluded that there was undue delay in the Family Court’s later proceeding in regard to the son.”

The Human Rights Committee jurisprudence is labeled with CCPR which stands for the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The views of the Committee are in four formats and three languages.


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