Tag: Youth Court

Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

March 17, 2017 | By More
Youth’s UN rights breached, says judge

A judge has ordered the immediate release of an 18-year-old held in solitary detention in the Christchurch Police Station cells for seven days. [Updated report.]

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Judge accuses govt of breaching child’s rights

November 28, 2016 | By More
Judge accuses govt of breaching child’s rights

Mothballing of a wing at Christchurch’s youth justice facility has led a judge to accuse the Government of breaching the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Family tells of failing young offender

September 28, 2016 | By More
Family tells of failing young offender

The family of a youth jailed in the Christchurch District Court for kidnapping and aggravated robbery, told Judge David Saunders that they had failed him.

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