December 2, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Hearings in a multi-million dollar class action suit against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) began Monday before the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne. More than 43,000 ANZ customers have accused Australia's third largest bank of charging unconscionable fees, including " ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A New Zealand High Court judge on Tuesday held that two Kiribati citizens, could not be granted refugee status based on the effects of climate change on Kiribati. Ioane Teitiota and his wife moved to New Zealand from the island nation of Kiribati in 2007 and had three children born in New Zealand. ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Primorsky Court in St. Petersburg granted bail on Tuesday to seven Greenpeace International activists awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism. The activists, who may be released on bail, are from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and Poland. Bail was set at 2 million rubles ( ...[read more]
September 27, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The first UN ministerial meeting on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals was held Thursday during the General Assembly's annual high-level debate. Representatives from the US, France, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and the ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The New Zealand parliament on Wednesday approveda bill expanding the power of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). Approved in a 61-59 vote, the legislation gives the GCSB increased power to support other state departments including the New Zealand police, Defense Force and the ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Bill Atkin of the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law evaluates the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the New Zealand House of Representatives...On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand House of Representatives passed same-sex marriage legislation by 77 ...[read more]
May 9, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Elisabeth McDonald of the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law evaluates the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the New Zealand House of Representatives...On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 New Zealand became the thirteenth country to allow same-sex couples to ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday voted 77-44 in favor of an amendment to the existing Marriage Act of 1955 that would allow same-sex couples to marry. The debate surrounding the controversial legislation was heated, but the bill was eventually passed on its third reading. Specifically, the ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Sarah Posner
The New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, bringing the bill one vote closer to becoming law. The bill was approved by a vote of 77-44, in the second of three votes needed to become law. The second vote is generally the most critical, with the third and ...[read more]
November 25, 2012
by Max Slater
New Zealand announced Friday that it will support Australia in an ongoing legal dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) between Australia and Japan over Japanese whaling near Antarctica. Australia filed a complaint against Japan in the ICJ in May 2011 arguing that Japan's whaling ...[read more]

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