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Not remotely fair: An examination of audio-visual links in civil proceedings

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dc.contributor.author Fraser, Mitchell
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-02T03:19:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:32:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-02T03:19:04Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:32:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20984
dc.description.abstract Audio-visual links (“AVL”) allow parties to appear remotely in court proceedings. The Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010 (“CRPA”) is the enabling legislative scheme for AVL use in New Zealand. While the scheme strictly regulates AVL deployment in criminal matters, s 7 of the CRPA adopts an intentionally more permissive approach to civil proceedings. This paper addresses the concern that s 7 poses a unique risk to prisoners in civil litigation against the Department of Corrections (“Corrections”). There, Corrections bears the costs and risks of facilitating their counter-party’s presence in court. These burdens are markedly reduced when the litigant appears remotely from prison. Corrections accordingly has an unusual incentive to apply for an order compelling their counter-party to participate remotely. The New Zealand High Court has been divided on the permissibility of granting such an order. This paper contends compelling participants to appear via AVL in substantive civil proceedings is a breach of those affected participants’ natural justice rights guaranteed at common law and by s 27(1) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. This paper concludes that reform to the CRPA is necessary to fully address these rights concerns and protect all participants under the scheme, as intended. 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 Audio-visual links en_NZ
dc.subject Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010 en_NZ
dc.subject Civil proceedings en_NZ
dc.subject Natural justice en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 en_NZ
dc.title Not remotely fair: An examination of audio-visual links in civil proceedings 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 180104 Civil Law and Procedure en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession 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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