Human Rights Law
New Zealand is bound by the rule of law; state action should be lawful, reasonable and proportionate, if the result cuts across guaranteed rights. Moreover, the law prescribes rules of behaviour, expected of the citizenry. For that reason, is it too much to expect the state obeys the law too?
Douglas has been at the forefront of some of New Zealand's leading human rights cases and, through the courts, continues to hold the government to account for the lawfulness of its actions.
He can help you with :
• advice with compliance with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990
• civil actions for compensation for human rights abuses
• petitions to the United Nations treaty bodies for breaches of international law