Protections for the innocent becomes election issue in New Zealand.

In New Zealand, the Labour Party is making the protection of innocent people in the criminal justice system a campaign issue:   Labour is going into the next election with a justice reform platform aimed at boosting confidence that innocent people are not being sent to prison. The party is developing a policy which would see new rules affecting everyone from the police officer to the Governor-General.

A Labour party spokesman has stated that they wish to make the justice system more ‘transparent’ with greater oversight, to improve public confidence. The Justice Minister replied by stating that the justice system in NZ was already one of the world’s best and these reforms were unnecessary. Read more here…

Labour takes aim at wrongful convictions

3 responses to “Protections for the innocent becomes election issue in New Zealand.

  1. This is unbelievable. I can’t imagine that in the States…

  2. Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209

    Mark , I’m uncertain what you mean by “that”.

    It is an intersting news item ; thanks for posting.

  3. Innocent people are being sent to prison in New Zealand! No matter what people say to the contrary, it is still happening.

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