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Jessop. v New Zealand

United Nations Human Rights Committee
Jessop. v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 29 March 2011
  • CCPR/C/101/D/1758/2008

Unsuccessful appeal to United Nations Human Rights Committee on right to an effective remedy; arbitrary detention; right of persons deprived of their liberty to be treated with humanity and respect; right of juvenile persons to be tried as speedily as possible; right to a fair hearing; right to a defence; impartiality of judges; equality of arms; right to examine witnesses; expeditious proceedings; presumption of innocence; right not to be compelled to testify against oneself; juvenile persons; right to review of conviction and sentence; right to recognition as a person before the law; right to privacy; children’s right to measures of protection; prohibition of discrimination.


“Mr Tony Ellis—a lawyer who … I deeply respect for his very strong, clear, and consistent commitment to … advancing the causes of human rights in this country.” Nandor Tanczos, Hansard, 2005



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