Blackstone Chambers

Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand

Moonen v Film and Literature Board of Review Nos 1 & 2

Court of Appeal 5 Judges
  • 16 April 2002 and 17 December 1999
  • [2002] NZCA 69, [2002] 2 NZLR 754, (2002) 6 HRNZ 623 and [1999] NZCA 329, [2000] 2 NZLR 9, (1999) 17 CRNZ 159, (1999) 5 HRNZ 224

Freedom of speech and censorship issues. “…the High Court erred in its approach to the role of the Bill of Rights in the interpretation and application of the provisions of s3(2) of the Act. The consequence of such error is that the High Court wrongly found that there was no error of law in the Board’s decision. There was such an error in respect of the Book and the photographs classified as objectionable under s3(2). That error was in not giving consideration to the relevant provisions of the Bill of Rights in interpreting s3(2) and applying it to the publications concerned.”




SEE 2002 JUDGMENT SEE 1999 JUDGMENT

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