Greg King Passionate about Justice Reform
Greg King Passionate about Justice
“Greg King will be remembered for more
than his legal talent”: said Kim Workman, Director of
Rethinking Crime and Punishment. “He was able to engage
positively with people regardless of their political, social
or economic background. He made you feel as though what you
had to say was important and interesting.”
was at his best when interviewing panellists on TV Seven’s
“Court Report”. .He was respectful of peoples’
views, without necessarily agreeing with them.
“Greg also had a passion for justice reform and
returned from an Eisenhower Fellowship earlier this year,
proposing a new kind of problem solving court, known as a
Management Court. He was driven by a vision of justice, and
what it should look like. His influence and contribution
will be sadly
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>