Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mark Lundy: New Zealand; (Aftermath 4); A revealing irony hidden in the bowels of the 50-page Privy Council decision. Read on!

PUBLISHER'S VIEW; (EDITORIAL); Hidden in the bowels of the 50-page decision is a reference by the Law Lords to a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada which sets out the approach which is to be taken to novel scientific theory or technique.  The Lords clearly respect this decision as "a useful template" for  considering  such an important  issue in the forensic setting of a criminal trial. How ironic! The author of this  decision  is none other than the much respected (at least outside New Zealand) former Supreme Court of Canada   Justice Ian Binnie - the one and the same judge who has been pilloried by the New Zealand government for doing his job by exposing the wrongful prosecution of David Bain in a thorough, well articulated  report commissioned by the Attorney General - and by  recommending compensation.  New Zealand Justice Minister Judith Collins showed her ignorance and callous indifference to the rights of accused person by her summary, insulting  rejection of Justice Binnie's report. She has already rejected the need for New Zealand to establish an independent review commission in light of the Privy Counsel decision, and  her country's  unfortunate track record of miscarriages of justice.  To this observer, she is acting like a Finance Minister doing her best to minimize the cost to her nation of the inevitable civil  compensation suit.  Justice be damned.  Thank goodness for the  Privy Council in London. There was no politics behind its thorough well-researched decision and its blunt dismissal of the novel, flimsy "science" used to convict Mr. Lundy.  How sad, that a New Zealander can't expect justice from its criminal justice system within his or her own borders.

Harold Levy. Publisher. The Charles Smith Blog.


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