I have been doing some investigation into human rights justice instruments supposed to protect human rights in New Zealand which quite obviously DO NOT in area of mental health. A review of the Tribunals unit which is supposed to cover only issues that are not serious shows constitutional and life-death decisions of the government are being adjudicated there. By people chosen by the government, this is a gross violation of separation of powers and is quite obviously where most corruption and human rights violations are happening.
Currently there is a review of the Tribunals law and new proposed law which will see even more civil & human rights violations along with persecution of people with psycho social/psychological disabilities, especially through our court/justice system.
This is a list of those justice issues in the Tribunal – note, govt chooses to set up Tribunals and not put them in a court:
Occupations Tribunal – for professionals from other countries to be registered
Disputes Tribunal – for monetary disputes up to $15,000 – soon to be $30,000
Motor Vehicle Dealer – registration, complaints etc
Real Estate Tribunal – complaints
Copyright – complaints
Abortion – registration of surgeons etc
Customs – complaints
Land and Title – complaints
Licenses and Certificates
IMMIGRATION – disputes
TAX – disputes
TENANCY – disputes
HUMAN RIGHTS – disputes
ACC – disputes
LAWYERS & CONVEYANCING – disputes
LEGAL AID – disputes
SOCIAL SECURITY – disputes
STUDENTS – disputes about entitlements
There is NO WAY disputes against the crown/government should be adjudicated in a Tribunal where the government chooses the members who make decisions. Those above in capitals are part of our constitutional laws, the most blatant of those is Human Rights.
In my case I won two ACC reviews at the Tribunal and have been waiting 8 years for them to reinstate my care.
Constitutional law MUST BE PUT UNDER HIGH COURT OR SUPREME COURT SYSTEM – if New Zealanders value it like they say they do it should not be in a lowly Tribunal where government has complete control over it.
Government are using huge law firms to defend cases against some of the poorest and most victimized members of society – the playing field must be levelled. As I have said before there must be a constitutional law service paid for by taxes – that matches all need in society, as required under law. Constitutional law must be given its proper status in our commonwealth democracy that adheres to Rule of Law.
There must be a jury of our peers presiding over constitutional law decisions – Tribunal members and judges have failed us.
Disputes about torture must be taken from the Attorney-General, I have asked the Attorney-General for many years to allow me to take a case of Torture against ACC and others – I am refused. I tried to do it myself and was told by Judge Davidson I was being malicious and I didn’t have consent of Attorney-General. He also referred to Imperial Laws Application Act 1988