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Establish a Criminal Cases Review Commission

Establish a Criminal Cases Review Commission

England, Wales & and Northern Island have had a CCRC since 1997, and Scotland since 1999. Those Commissions have operated very successfully and at remarkably low cost. In 2005 Sir Thomas Thorp published a report concluding that New Zealand too needs a fully independent authority to deal with claimed miscarriages of justice. That proposal has been supported by the Chief Justice, Crown Law Office, New Zealand Law Society, Auckland District Law Society, Criminal Bar Association, and the Justice and Electoral Select Committee. It’s high time the politicians got on with it.

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    • Cimino Cole
      tagged this with essential 2016-12-21 16:55:05 +1300
    • duncan cairncross
      commented 2016-12-19 15:53:46 +1300
      I’m not at all sure that we have any real problems in that area BUT a review commission will rapidly show us exactly what has been going on
      As a retired Quality professional I believe that an automatic random audit is always a good idea
      I would put this part way between Important and Essential
    • duncan cairncross
      tagged this with important 2016-12-19 15:53:46 +1300
    • Tim O’Donnell
      tagged this with low priority 2016-12-18 22:13:12 +1300
    • Phil Robinson
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-12-18 15:53:02 +1300