New Zealand Compensation Case Gets Interesting…

Exoneree David Bain

Exoneree David Bain

Exoneree David Bain’s compensation case in NZ has gotten quite controversial.  A retired Canadian judge was hired to review the case and decide whether Bain should be compensated.  A Canadian judge was selected for neutrality and because the compensation scheme in Canada is similar to that in New Zealand.  But after the judge reviewed the case and recommended in favor of compensation, the Justice Minister Judith Collins has refused to accept the results and gone on a sort of political campaign to avoid paying compensation.  The debate has been very public and has gotten quite heated.  Story here.  Justice Minister’s attack on the ruling detailed here.  Justice Ian Binnie’s response here.

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