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New Zealand accused of serious breach of Human Rights

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New Zealand accused of serious breach of Human Rights

“It is ludicrous that New Zealand has the audacity to accuse another country of human rights breaches when we are ourselves in breach of every human rights treaty we have signed.” Garth McVicar

Sensible Sentencing Trust founder, Garth McVicar said New Zealand had signed numerous human rights declarations to ensure victims of crime were given speedy and affordable access to the Courts and compensation for the loss and harm suffered.

“Sue Couch has been battling for 8 years to get her case against the Corrections Department heard in Court but the Crown has used every trick in the book to avoid the case being heard.”

The Parole Board announced today that Darnell Tupe, the man who drove the getaway car for RSA triple-murderer William Bell, has been granted parole.
“Mr McVicar said it is an appalling breach of Human Rights when an offender involved in one of New Zealand’s most horrific multiple murders is being released while the sole survivor has been shown nothing but contempt by the Justice System.”

“Sue has been subjected to atrocious treatment by the Crown, the Courts and various Government Depts. It appears Sue’s human rights as victim are totally expendable.”

“Where New Zealand is concerned the various Human Rights conventions we have signed are not worth the paper they are written on. It is hypocritical for us to now question the Human Rights of any other country. ENDS

Garth McVicar

Sensible Sentencing Trust

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