New Zealand Women’s Law Journal – Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine, Volume 2

Supporting and publishing scholarly research about women.

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New Zealand Women’s Law Journal aims of the Journal are to promote awareness about women’s issues in the law and to support women in the New Zealand legal profession in their careers.

The scope of the Journal is wide: publishing articles related to any domestic or international topic concerning women, gender perspectives and the law. The New Zealand Women’s Law Journal Trust also encourage articles that take an intersectional approach and simultaneously examine issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.

The articles and commentaries included are chosen from the work of lawyers, graduate students and academics.

For further information about the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal Trust, visit


  • The only academic publication solely dedicated to publishing legal scholarship about women's issues in the law and supporting the work of women lawyers in New Zealand.
  • Provides refreshing perspectives to the dialogue around issues in the legal profession.
  • A new collection of essays published annually.

Related LexisNexis Titles

New Zealand Women’s Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine, Volume 1, 2017
Professional Responsibility in New Zealand (online resource)


Featured Authors

Table of contents

• ‘Editorial — Kōrero tīmatanga’ – Ana Lenard & Allanah Colley

• ‘Foreword — Kupu whakataki’ – Una Jagose QC

• ‘An inspirational career’ – Rt Hon Lady Brenda Hale DBE

• ‘State of the Nation — Tauākī o te Motu’ – Bridget Sinclair, Kate Tarawhiti, Bernadette Arapere, Monique van Alphen Fyfe & Indiana Shewen

• ‘Be just & fear not’ – Gill Gatfield

• ‘Legally brown: The experiences of Pasifika women in the criminal justice system’ – Litia Tuiburelevu (Auckland District Law Society Writing Prize Winner 2018)

• ‘The end of “He or She”? A look at gender-neutral legislative drafting in New Zealand and abroad’ – Ruby King & Jasper Fawcett

• ‘The reactivation of pay equity in New Zealand by Terranova: Why did it take so long?’ – Charlotte Doyle

• ‘Prosecuting sexual violence in conflict and the future of the common criminal purpose in international criminal law’ – Katharine Guilford

• ‘Women without a voice: Japan’s silencing of its “comfort women” and the redemptive future the Tokyo’s Women’s tribunal offers to the gendered and colonial history of international law’ – Shontelle Grimberg

Case commentaries — ngā pito kōrero

• ‘Reflections on the perpetual cycle of discrimination, harassment and assault suffered by New Zealand’s women lawyers and how to break it after 122 years: Reviewing Gill Gatfield’s Without Prejudice’ – Dr Anna Hood

• ‘Yes, no or maybe? The “odd” result in Christian v R’ – Emily Blincoe

• ‘Employment status of relief support workers: Lowe v Director-General of Health’¬ – Cassandra Kenworthy

• ‘Wrongful birth and lost wages: J v Accident Compensation Corp’ – Anthea Williams

• ‘Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis v DSD’ – Sam McMullan