Blackstone Chambers

Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand

REPORTED CASES

A selected list of the over 100 reported cases of Dr Tony Ellis

Reported Cases

A selected list the over 100 reported cases of Dr Tony Ellis


  • 28 November 2019
[2019] NZHC 3126
  • 23 October 2019
[2019] NZCA 510
Kim v Minister of Justice
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 11 June 2019
[2019] NZCA 209; [2019] 3 NZLR 173
  • 20 March 2019
[2019] NZCA 60
  • 10 September 2018
[2018] NZHC 2528; [2019] 2 NZLR 135
Pitcairn Privy Council
Appeals to Privy Council 
  • 30 July 2018
JCPC 13/17 Pitcairn
Miller & Carroll v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 12 April 2018
CCPR 2502/2014
Attorney-General v Smith
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 1 March 2018
[2018] NZCA 24; [2018] 2 NZLR 899
Vogel v New Zealand
United Nations Committee Against Torture 
  • 11 December 2017
CAT/C/62/D/672/2015
S v Attorney-General
High Court Wellington 
  • 30 October 2017
[2017] NZHC 2629
Kim v Minister of Justice No 3
High Court Wellington 
  • 31 August 2017
[2017] NZHC 2109, [2017] 3 NZLR 823
  • 1 August 2017
[2017] NZSC 114, [2018] 1 NZLR 83
Z v Z
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 29 March 2017
[2017] NZCA 94; [2017] NZAR 660; 23 PRNZ 634
Diplomatic Assurances
United Nations Committee Against Torture 
  • 24 March 2017
General Comment No. 4 (2017) on the implementation of article 3 of the Convention in the context of article 22
Kim v Attorney-General
High Court Wellington 
  • 21 September 2016
[2016] NZHC 2235
Kim v Minister of Justice
High Court Wellington 
  • 1 July 2016
NZHC 1490 and [2016] NZHC 1491, [2016] 3 NZLR 425
  • 21 June 2016
[2016] NZSC 75, [2016] NZAR 765
United Nations Human Rights Committee 2016
6th Periodic Report of New Zealand 
  • 14 March 2016
Shadow Report
Siemer v Attorney-General (CA)
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 04 March 2016
[2016] NZCA 43, [2016] NZAR 411
A v. New Zealand
United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 
  • 5 August 2015
A/HRC/WGAD/2015/21
United Nations Committee Against Torture 2015
6th Periodic Report of New Zealand 
  • 06 May 2015
Shadow Report
  • 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
E.B. v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 16 March 2007
CCPR/C/89/D/1368/2005
Rameka v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 6 November 2003
(2003) 7 HRNZ 663 CCPR/C/79/D/1090/2002
Legal Services Commissioner v Marteley
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 19 May 2014
[2014] NZCA 185, [2014] 3 NZLR 143
  • 26 March 2014
A/HRC/30/36/Add.2
Lawler v R
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 17 July 2013
[2013] NZCA 308
  • 29 April 2013
CAT/OP/NZL/1
S S T v NZ Police
Supreme Court 
  • 26 February 2013
[2013] NZSC 4; [2013] 2 NZLR 478
Isherwood v New Zealand
United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention 
  • 7 September 2016
A/HRC/WGAD/2016/32
Taito v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 7 September 2015
CCPR/C/114/D/1909/2009
O.K. v Latvia
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 19 March 2014
CCPR/C/110/D/1935/2010
R v RKJ
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 20 December 2012
[2012] NZCA 608
Togia v NZ Police
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 23 November 2012
[2012] NZCA 544
J.S. v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 26 March 2012
CCPR/C/104/D/1752/2008
SR v R
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 25 August 2011
[2011] NZCA 409; [2011] 3 NZLR 638
Ruka v R
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 23 August 2011
[2011] NZCA 404; (2011) 25 CRNZ 768
Jessop. v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 29 March 2011
CCPR/C/101/D/1758/2008
R v M
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 15 September 2009
[2009] NZCA 560
United Nations Human Rights Committee 2010
5th Periodic Report of New Zealand 
  • 15 June 2009
Shadow Report
United Nations Committee Against Torture 2009
5th Periodic Report of New Zealand 
  • 14 May 2009
Shadow Report
Van der Platt v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 22 July 2008
CCPR/C/93/D/1492/2006
Manuel v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 18 October 2007
CCPR/C/91/D/1385/2005
Taunoa v Attorney-General
Supreme Court 
  • 31 August 2007
[2007] NZSC 70, [2007] 5 LRC 680; [2008] 1 NZLR 429; (2007) 9 HRNZ 104
  • 28 May 2007
[2007] NZCA 208; [2007] NZAR 643; (2007) 26 FRNZ 244
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
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
Jefferies v R
Court of Appeal 3 Judges 
  • 22 July 1999
[1999] NZCA 119; [1999] 3 NZLR 211; (1999) 17 CRNZ 128

… Tony Ellis is a very diligent lawyer for his clients. He believes in what he is doing. I honour him for what he puts into the cases. STEPHEN FRANKS MP

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