17th Triennial Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Conference – Independent Judiciaries, Diverse Societies
13-18 SEPTEMBER 2015 – MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON
Commonwealth judges will gather in Wellington for 6 days, 13-18 September, of which 4 days will be spent at their 17th Triennial Conference themed “Independent Judiciaries, Diverse Societies”. Attendance of Pacific Island judges is being supported by the NZ Law Foundation.
This is the first occasion the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association has held its triennial conference in New Zealand.
Dr Emily Henderson, the Law Foundation’s 2012 International Research Fellow, will be involved in a panel session titled “Options for Judges taking control of cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses”. Her involvement will draw on findings from her fellowship project about cross-examining vulnerable witnesses.
The Law Foundation is providing funding of up to $12,000 towards bringing Pacific Island judges to this conference.