According to Rainey Collins Chairman of Partners James Johnston the New Zealand Youth Justice System has a number of significant problems requiring attention, particularly in relation to overrepresentation of Maori males. Indeed for the vast majority of Maori youth, Mr Johnston’s view is that the Youth Justice System is not working.
Mr Johnston recently spoke at the Maori Law Society National Conference held at the Victoria University Law School… Continue reading
In July 2000 and as part of my sabbatical, I attended at the United Nations Palais Des Nations in Geneva and delivered a presentation at the eighteenth session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations.
My attendance was at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was part of the New Zealand contribution to the Working Group. The audience comprised a wide mix of persons… Continue reading
This is a paper prepared for the Criminal Law Symposium held in Wellington on 8 November 2002. The session was entitled Youth Justice – Future Directions. James Johnston presented a summary of the paper and participated in a panel discussion.
The biennial New Zealand Law Society Criminal Law Symposium is a unique opportunity for senior lawyers to discuss and debate key current issues relating to criminal law. The participants… Continue reading