The Law Commission yesterday released its proposals for improving the way in which New Zealand deals with sexual violence. The 252-page report titled The justice response to victims of sexual violence: criminal trials and alternatives processes proposes two key changes: • The piloting of a specialist sexual violence court.Continue Reading

ustice Minister Amy Adams has announced new information sharing rules between the family and criminal courts, to support Judges’ decisions in relation to family violence. Under the new rules, Judges will have access to more information including affidavits, victim impact statements, and summaries of facts from family violence proceedings thatContinue Reading