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United Call For Inquiry Into Family Courts

Mens And Parent Rights Groups Unite To Call For An Independent Commission Of Inquiry Into The Family Courts

Alleged injustices to men and children, first exposed in the recent North and South article on the Family Courts have galvanised pressure groups around the country to now call for a Commission of Inquiry chaired by an overseas Judge into the workings of the Family Court.

National spokesperson, Robert Murray, said today, that so wide spread was the lack of public confidence in the courts, that a system breakdown was signalled. "Under its cloak of secrecy, gross abuses of Judicial power were occurring which would not be tolerated in an open Court."

Mr Murray said that (quote) "In today's Society where women have gained gender-equality in so many spheres of life, the paternalistic protective sexism of Family Court Judges was both anachronistic and socially unacceptable. Nothing short of a complete reform and change of attitude is urgently needed. It has become a human rights issue, neglected by the Human Rights Commission as it has no jurisdiction over the Courts."

The Wellington groups were only initiating the call for an Inquiry but, groups from other centres were preparing to write in to the Attorney General to give their own reasons why an Inquiry should be held. They would be sending in details of cases known to their Organisation's which were totally repugnant to natural Justice and grossly unfair," Mr Murray said.

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Inquires:
Robert Murray
National Spokesperson
Telephone Wellington 04 970 2175


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