Zaoui decision protects our rights
26th November 2004
Zaoui decision protects our
The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the
Supreme Court decision as strengthening the civil rights of
“In upholding the civil rights of Mr Zaoui
our Supreme Court is protecting the rights for us all” CTU
president Ross Wilson said.
“The CTU has been concerned
for some time that Ahmed Zaoui is being held in prison
without charge, and is subject to a flawed and unfair
process,” Ross Wilson said.
“The speed with which the
appeal has been heard also vindicates the establishment of
our own Supreme Court to replace the Privy Council in
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
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