Conference: Access to Justice in an Age of Austerity – 11 March 2013

Matthew Taylor, 8 March 2013

In difficult fiscal times, governments emphasise the importance of justifying all expenditure and noting the limitations on resources. At the same time, human rights obligations are supposed to secure priority in the allocation of resources.
The aim of this conference is to explore the extent to which the justice sector meets its obligation to secure access to justice; this will include a review of recent and planned changes to various courts,to the funding of legal aid, and to other issues where the concentration has been on questions of funding rather than on the rights involved.

Date: Monday 11 March 2013

Venue: Pullman Hotel, Princes St, Auckland

Host: The Legal Research Foundation in association with The NZ Centre for Human Rights

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For more information: See the attached brochure.