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Submission to the Ministry of Justice on the Operation of the Domestic Violence Act 1995 (edited)

© Peter Zohrab (LLB, BA, BA(Hons), Dip. Tch., Cert TEFL/TESL, Dip. Journalism) 2005


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This submission is brief and to the point, because it is accompanied by two relevant background papers of mine:

It is my assumption that the article entitled Access to justice for victims of domestic violence, published in the Wellington District Law Society's Council Brief in September 2005 (confusingly misprinted as "August" on the page concerned), and apparently written by the Wellington Community Law Centre, sets forth the concerns that have sparked the Review to which I am now submitting my comments.

I must point out immediately that the "Community" in the name of that organisation is a community of women that is patently waging a sexist war on men -- and it is a law centre that does not understand the first principles of the Law. These two facts are demonstrated by the following two points:

  1. It is waging a sexist war on men, because it quotes from a report written for the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges, an organisation which openly ignores women's violence against men as if it did not exist, and it quotes from no academic research or men's group's views on Domestic Violence -- it also ignores the viewpoint of the potential Respondent of a Protection Order;

  2. It does not understand the first principles of the Law -- and I refer here to Natural Justice, audi alteram partem, and the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty -- because it refers throughout to "victims of violence", whereas what it is actually talking about is applicants for Protection Orders. A person is not a victim, in Law, until they have been proved to have been a victim -- because if they are a victim before having been proved to be one, that implies that some other party (e.g. the potential Respondent) is necessarily guilty of the accusations levelled at them prior to having been proved to be so -- whereas the accusation could be entirely false.

Since that is the approach of the Wellington Community Law Centre's article, it is inevitable that it would come to unwarranted conclusions, and so it did.




Peter Douglas Zohrab

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