Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Borrows to attend Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

Hon Chester Borrows
Associate Minister of Justice

2 May 2014 Media Statement
Borrows to attend Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows will represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting, taking place in Gaborone, Botswana next week.

“The Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting is a great opportunity to discuss a range of law and order issues with our counterparts in the Commonwealth,” says Mr Borrows.

“With the legal systems of most Commonwealth countries sharing common roots, there is much we can learn from the way our related legal systems have evolved and faced similar challenges in different ways.

“It is also an important opportunity for us to maintain our strong links with other Commonwealth countries, maintaining and building on our historic friendships.”

The Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting occurs triennially, and this meeting has a particular focus on Consolidating the rule of law and human rights in the Commonwealth.

“This year’s meeting includes a broad range of topics, such as enhancing international civil legal co-operation between Commonwealth members, international efforts to fight corruption and cyber-crime, and the role of victims in the justice system.

“It is a wide-ranging agenda, with plenty of areas where New Zealand can both contribute to and learn from the conversation.”

Mr Borrows will return to New Zealand on Sunday 11 May.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Law Commission: Review Of Search And Surveillance Act Begins

“For example, the Act was drafted before cloud-based storage of data was commonplace. In the light of these and other developments, the Commission will be examining whether the investigative powers in the Act are sufficient for law enforcement purposes. We will also consider whether the safeguards that surround those processes are adequate.” More>>

ALSO:

Houses, Campers And Cops: LGNZ Media Briefing

At their quarterly media briefing today Local Government New Zealand addressed areas where local authorities are feeling pressure and outlined their approach for the upcoming local body elections in September-October. More>>

ALSO:

17 Year Sentences In Baby Moko Case: Attorney General On Plea Bargain

“The Crown’s decisions in this case, including the decision to accept the manslaughter pleas, were motivated by the need to secure convictions for this horrendous killing and to avoid the significant risk that either of the defendants could escape such a conviction because of evidential issues.” More>>

ALSO:

As Govt Cuts Lobby Anti-Smoking Group Funds: On The Nation - Plain Packaging Debate

Imperial Tobacco leaves open possibility of law suit against New Zealand government if plain packaging is introduced, as planned. Says it’s a “last resort” but “of course we will defend the right to use our brands”. More>>

ALSO:

No Rail For New Harbour Crossing: National Giving Up On Rail In Auckland

The National Government’s decision to scrap two planned rail lines in Auckland shows it is giving up on a city-wide rail network in Auckland, and on thousands of commuters who sit in traffic jams every single day, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news