Blackstone Chambers

Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand

NOTABLE CASES

The most significant cases of Dr Tony Ellis

Notable Cases

The most significant cases of Dr Tony Ellis


Miller & Carroll v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 31 October 2017
  • CCPR 2502/2014

Kim v Minister of Justice
High Court Wellington 
  • 1 July 2016
  • [2016] 3 NZLR 425, NZHC 1490 and [2016] NZHC 1491

A v. New Zealand
United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 
  • 5 August 2015
  • A/HRC/WGAD/2015/21

  • 5 May 2015
  • [2015] NZSC 127, [2016] 1 NZLR 633

Dean v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 17 March 2009
  • CCPR/C/95/D/1512/2006

Taunoa v Attorney-General
Supreme Court 
  • 31 August 2007
  • [2007] NZSC 70, [2008] 1 NZLR 429, (2007) 9 HRNZ 104, [2007] 5 LRC 680

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

Beggs v Attorney-General
Court of Appeal and High Court Wellington 
  • 15 August 2002 and 27 July 2006
  • [2002] NZCA 204; (2002) 7 HRNZ 95; [2002] NZAR 917 and [2006] NZHC 871; (2006) 18 PRNZ 214; 2 NZLR 129

Rameka v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 6 November 2003
  • (2003) 7 HRNZ 663 CCPR/C/79/D/1090/2002

R v Smith
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 19 December 2002
  • [2002] NZCA 335, [2003] 3 NZLR 617, (2002) 20 CRNZ 124

Taito v R
New Zealand Appeals to the Privy Council 
  • 19 March 2002
  • [2002] NZPC 4; [2002] UKPC 15; [2003] 3 NZLR 577; (2002) 19 CRNZ 224; (2002) 6 HRNZ 539

  • 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

Everitt v Attorney-General
Court of Appeal 5 Judges 
  • 26 July 2001
  • [2002] 1 NZLR 82

Tony Ellis, a barrister, who has developed the law of human rights in the courts of this country like no other lawyer before him. – Russell Fairbrother MP

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