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Human rights abuse claims spike after quake

Human rights abuse claims have spiked in New Zealand as Canterbury residents file claims against insurance and construction companies. Earthquake-affected residents are resorting to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines that require companies to respect the human rights of those affected by their activities. Claimant Gavin Johnstone’s Mairehau… Read More »Human rights abuse claims spike after quake

UC students on Pora case

By Rick Jordan for the Christchurch Mail Two Canterbury law students will travel to London in November for convicted murderer Teina Pora’s Privy Council appeal. The students, whose flights and accommodation will be paid for by the University of Canterbury, are preparing legal opinions for the Pora appeal, which relies… Read More »UC students on Pora case

Law students take on EQC

University of Canterbury law students are volunteering their time to help Christchurch residents take court action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC). The group action, led by law firm Anthony Harper, has 147 claimants. The action is seeking a declaratory judgment that EQC is not meeting its obligations under the Earthquake… Read More »Law students take on EQC