HRLA Annual General Meeting 2013

Matthew Taylor, 29 July 2013

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Frances Joychild QC talk on human rights litigation in New Zealand

Frances Joychild QC will be speaking at our annual general meeting on 7 August 2013 about the environment of human rights litigation in New Zealand. In particular, Frances will share her recent experiences in significant discrimination cases in the Court of Appeal: representing the Child Poverty Action Group in their challenge of the government’s In-Work Tax Credit scheme (Court of Appeal decision expected in the coming months); and representing Atkinson in the Family Caregivers Case (Ministry of Health v Atkinson [2012] 3 NZLR 456 (CA)), where the government policy that excluded family members from payment for providing various disability support services to their disabled children was found to be unjustified discrimination.
Frances Joychild QC is one of New Zealand’s leading human rights lawyers. She has 15 years experience as a barrister sole working in civil litigation, and has spent 3 years as a Law Commissioner.

WHEN: Wednesday 7 August 2013 at 6:00 pm for drinks and nibbles for a 6:30 pm start

WHERE: University of Auckland Conference Centre, 26 Symonds St,

Annual General Meeting

At the conclusion of Frances Joychild QC’s speech, the Association will hold its second Annual General Meeting (AGM). We expect that it will take approximately 30 minutes, and the Association will provide further drinks and nibbles at its conclusion. All members are welcome.

Election of officers

The AGM will elect the Association’s executive for 2013-2014. We have received several nominations for executive board members. Biographies of each of the candidates are available here, and job descriptions for each role are here.

Agenda and remits

A copy of the AGM’s agenda is on our website, including the motions proposed by the 2012-2013 executive. The proposed constitutional amendments are technical, designed to correct small errors only, and may be viewed on our website

If you wish to propose another motion or remit or raise any other business at the AGM, please email before 31 July 2013.

Annual report

The 2012-2013 executive will also deliver the Association’s annual report at the AGM. A copy of the report, detailing what the Association has achieved in its first year, is available on our website.

Proxy voting

If you wish to authorise another person to vote on your behalf at the AGM, a proxy voting form is available on our website.