Sunday Star Times 12 April 2009
New Zealand is about to be shamed by a high-profile international human rights group that says we are not doing enough to turn around our horrific record on domestic violence. he report from New York’s prestigious Leitner Centre for International Law and Justice will be presented to the government on Tuesday. But the Sunday Star-Times can reveal it identifies numerous weaknesses in our domestic violence laws and policies.
The authors, all international human rights experts, have made 27 recommendations, focusing on:
improving the way we monitor domestic violence
providing greater support for victims and offenders after violence happens, and
doing more to protect Maori women in particular.