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NZ Given 90 Days notice.

Filed under: General,Law & Courts — Downunder @ 2:58 pm Fri 25th May 2007

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A New Zealand access battle hampered by delays has resulted in the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopting Views requiring New Zealand, within 90 days of the adoption of those views, to provide the UNHRC with information about the measures it has taken to provide a remedy to the father whose rights to an expeditious trial have been violated.

In Communication 1368/2005, adopted on 16 March 2007, the UNHRC found New Zealand had violated article 14, paragraph 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant) in respect of EB’s right to an expeditious trial in access proceedings concerning his daughters, S and C, and continued to violate article 14, paragraph 1 of the Covenant in respect of the unresolved access proceedings concerning his son, E.


  1. Watch Boshier squirm out of this
    Watch for the SPIN
    Onward – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Fri 25th May 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  2. Thanks Bevan,
    This will be an interesting case to follow. I think the father’s lawyer is prominant Human Rights lawyer Tony Ellis. It is likely that there would be hundreds if not thousands of fathers that could make the same complaint to the UNHRC but can’t possibly afford such experienced and expensive legal representation.
    IMO, if the father is successful in recieving an appology from the FC and government, support to rebuild his family relationships, and perhaps even compensation, it should signal the start in a huge class action, because the injustices that the UNHRC are so concerned about in this case are almost routine.
    However, the question will be, will the government’s report to the UNHRC be made public, and how much effort will the judiciary put in to keep it from going public?
    Please keep us informed.

    Comment by shadowdad — Fri 25th May 2007 @ 8:51 pm

  3. I have been watching this for a few weeks now. And I agree with you shadowdad, I hope the FC get stung over this. And I think we all need to really start raising our voice once again (protest). I have tried to get cases before the UN many times in the past only to get stop through lack of funds. But thats not to say I will not give up.

    Comment by wendy — Sat 26th May 2007 @ 12:08 pm

  4. Yes Human Rights breaches, yeah right, nearly all my rights supposedly purported to be protected by human rights legislation and bill of rights provisions have been broken by a callous government and it’s endorsement of a sinister family court. Judge Boshier is a schizo shrill puppet for the communist feminazi whores that are running this cess pit country into the sewer. I brought proceedings against cops, cyfs and family court under my right to the spineless jellyfish human rights review tribunal and copped a bill for several hundred dollars after my complaint was struck out. What will it take before they listen to falsely accused fathers? I give up as the unlawful gender discrimination is overwhelming, maybe an extreme example of vented frustration is needed to show how the heartbreak psychologically damages innocent fathers shafted up the date by a puss laden corrupt sick system? I am losing my patience and I haven’t got much more to lose as they have stripped me of everything that is important to me, that is my two beautiful daughters and mum. I will get even as natural justice is coming one way or the other!!I don’t care about the consequences or what anybody else thinks as I want JUSTICE !!!!!!!

    Comment by dad4justice — Sat 26th May 2007 @ 5:06 pm

  5. oh NZ When will you stop???

    New Zealand’s acting Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Cullen said the government was concerned about the ongoing intimidation in Fiji and wanted to see some real progress in human rights.

    what about human rights back home?? its okay to trample them in NZ??

    Comment by starr — Mon 28th May 2007 @ 3:56 pm

  6. What was the outcome of this case? I have been waiting a year to get to court for a shared care hearing

    Comment by Bruce — Mon 25th February 2008 @ 9:29 pm

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