Research funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation, and carried out by the New Zealand Bar Association, has shown that female lawyers are greatly under-represented in appearances before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
New Zealand reports to the United Nations’ Committee Against Torture periodically on measures taken to implement the “Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment” domestically.
The nominations for Council for the 2018-2019 term, which commences on 1 October 2018, have been received. The NZBA encourages all members who are eligible to vote to do so. You should have received an email from Election Buddy entitled Vote now: New Zealand Bar Association - 2018 Bar Council Election - test 2. Please follow the link in that email to cast your vote. Please also note that while this election is being held to elect members in the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury regions, members for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty and Otago/Southland regions are also entitled to vote for these candidates.