February 2018

Workshop on Public Inquiry into Children in State Care

14-15 FEB 2018, Rutherford House, WELLINGTON

This two-day symposium will evaluate and make recommendations on the Government’s draft terms of reference for their inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. It will focus on the scope of the inquiry, compensation and apology. It will consider the views of those with experience with similar inquiries overseas, as well as the views of local experts working on justice for survivors, legal practitioners/scholars and the survivors themselves.

The symposium will also consider the operations and “manner of working” of the inquiry.

This event is being hosted by The Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Faculty of Law at Auckland University; New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice; and Institute of Criminology School of Social and Cultural Studies.

Further information about the workshop and the Royal Commission into Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults in State and Out of Home Care.

NZ Law Foundation has awarded up to $10,500 towards the costs of bringing three Australian speakers, travel for domestic speakers and survivors, and preparation costs for the public report on workshop findings.