New Zealand Women’s Law Journal – Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine, Volume 3

Supporting and publishing scholarly research about women

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Release Date: December 01, 2019

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The primary 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 Titles

  • New Zealand Women’s Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine, Volume 2, 2018
  • New Zealand Women’s Law Journal — Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine, Volume 1, 2017

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Table of contents

Table of Contents

'Editorial – Kōrero Tīmatanga’ – Josie Te Rata and Monique van Alphen Fyfe

‘Foreword – Kupu Whakataki’ – Jpy Liddicoat and Wendy Parker

Part 1 – Sexual Violence

‘Culture is key: Sexual violence policy and prevention in Aotearoa New Zealand – Where to from here?’ – Charlotte Shade with Jan Logie

‘Judging juries: The “common sense” conundrums of prosecuting violence against women’ – Vanessa E Munro

‘Affirmative consent to “sex”: Is it enough?’ – Rosa Gavey

‘The sexual violence pilot court’ – Fiona Culliney and Kate Fitzgibbon

‘A snapshot of the Law Commission’s second review of the Evidence Act 2006: Fine Lines to draw in sexual violence cases’- Luke Elborough and Cheyenne Conroy-Mosdell

‘When good boys do bad things: T v Police’ – Camille Wrightson

Part 2 – Family

‘Ka kōrure te hau: Lankow v Rose and its aftermath’ – Emily Stannard with Justice Cull QC

‘Rules or discretion? Towards a better approach to quantum in addressing post-separation economic disparities in New Zealand’ – Seb Recordon

‘Criminalising parental failures: Documenting bias in the criminal justice system’ – Julia Tolmie, Fleur Te Aho and Katherine Doolin with Sylvie Arnerich and Natanahia Herewini

Part 3 – Courts and Litigation

‘“Even now, people will still see a good lawyer as being a man in a suit”: The voice of women in New Zealand’s senior courts’ – Alice Anderson with Mary Sholtens QC

‘Who gets to speak in New Zealand’s top courts?’ – Jenny Cooper QC

‘Feminist interventions: Learning from Canada’ – Elizabeth A Sheey and Julia Tolmie

Part Four – Autonomy

‘Reducing the risks from high-cost short-term lending and protecting vulnerable consumers’ – Victoria Stace

‘Sex work in New Zealand: A case for repeal of Section 19 of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003’ – Kade Cory-Wright

‘The Abortion Legislation Bill: Welcome if overdue reforms’ – Danielle Houghton

‘“I’m here, I’m alive, I’m telling you”: The deferment of sex self-identification in the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Act 1995’ – Taylor Mitchell

‘Testosterone maketh the man or woman: Slowing down Caster Semenya’ – Michelle Byczkow and Kirsty Thompson