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.