The Grand Jury of New Zealand
LAWTALK 9 19 · July 2018
3 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 18, 2018
Little is remembered of the grand jury of New Zealand nowadays, but it existed within living memory – after 118 years of operation starting in 1844, the last grand jury sat in Gisborne on 28 November 1961. As late as July 1961 a grand jury in Hamilton refused to permit a prosecution against an electricity worker for failing to provide the necessary safety equipment and thereby causing the death of a worker.
Keywords: Grand Jury, New Zealand law
JEL Classification: K1
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