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The Sexual Violence Pilot Court: A Missed Opportunity for a Tailor-Made Solution

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dc.contributor.author Ash, Madeline
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T02:14:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:32:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-30T02:14:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:32:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20982
dc.description.abstract The Sexual Violence Pilot Court (SVPC) seeks to lessen complainant retraumatisation by reducing time delay before trial. This paper posits that the SVPC is a missed opportunity for a legislated, well-planned court with an expansive mandate, shaped by public and expert input. Instead, the SVPC is not truly a court, but a limited approach that has been shaped by politics and social pressure. Consequently, it has imported features from overseas that do not match New Zealand’s legal context or account for Māori overrepresentation in sexual violence statistics. Further, the SVPC faces practical problems of longevity and rollout to other locations. Finally, no consideration was given to possible lessons from similar failed projects. The SVPC is a reactive, political solution that is mismatched to the issue of sexual violence in New Zealand. Nonetheless, the SVPC achieves some benefits. This paper suggests improvements to the SVPC to bolster benefits and make up the missed opportunity of an effective, robustly designed, legislatively-protected court for all New Zealanders. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Sexual violence en_NZ
dc.subject Specialist en_NZ
dc.subject Specialisation en_NZ
dc.subject Courts en_NZ
dc.title The Sexual Violence Pilot Court: A Missed Opportunity for a Tailor-Made Solution en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180102 Access to Justice en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180114 Human Rights Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180119 Law and Society en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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