Law Commission adviser helps examine gender bias in legal judgments

Publication Date 
10 May 2018

A new book challenges bias in our legal system by rewriting important judgments from a Māori and feminist viewpoint.

Feminist judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand : te rino : a two-stranded rope was edited by Elisabeth McDonald, Rhonda Powell, Māmari Stephens and Rosemary Hunter. It re-examines 25 important New Zealand cases from a feminist or Māori women’s perspective. It asks how those judgments might have looked if written by feminist judges.

Lisa Yarwood, a senior legal and policy adviser at the Law Commission, sat as one of the feminist judges in the book.

We talk to Lisa Yarwood in this podcast about her chapter in the book.

Date Given 
Thursday, May 10, 2018