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Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand

UN Cases and Reports

UN Cases under UNHRC, UNCAT and UNWGAD and Reports

UN Cases and Reports

Tony is the only New Zealand lawyer with a regular UN Human Rights Committee practice. Cases can not be taken to the UNHRC until all domestic remedies have been exhausted ie all appeals including leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Tony to date has the only three successful cases to the UNHRC since they were able to be lodged in 1989 and one successful case to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and one successful case to the UN Committee Against Torture.



Miller & Carroll v New Zealand
United Nations Human Rights Committee 
  • 12 April 2018
  • CCPR 2502/2014

Vogel v New Zealand
United Nations Committee Against Torture 
  • 11 December 2017
  • CAT/C/62/D/672/2015

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

United Nations Human Rights Committee 2016
6th Periodic Report of New Zealand 
  • 14 March 2016
  • Shadow Report

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

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

  • 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

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

Tony Ellis … admits he thrives on complex human rights battles for much-maligned folk: DEIDRE MUSSEN

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