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


  • 10 September 2018
  • [2018] NZHC 2528

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

  • 29 April 2013
  • CAT/OP/NZL/1

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

J.S. v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 26 March 2012
  • CCPR/C/104/D/1752/2008

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

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

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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