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Practice Note 4 - Section 15 Orders - Anonymity and Redactions

This Practice Note sets out how the Inquiry will approach the redaction of information from documents or any other evidence received in the course of its investigations and from those participating with the Inquiry pursuant to section 15 of the Inquiries Act 2013 (“the Act”).
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Practice Note 3 - Witness Statements

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If a person has evidence that is relevant to the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference they may provide a statement setting out their experience.
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General Restriction Order

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The Inquiry has the power under section 15 of the Inquiries Act 2013 (“the Act”) to make orders forbidding or restricting public access to any part or aspect of the Inquiry and / or forbidding publication of evidence, submissions, reports, accounts, names or other particulars presented or given to the Inquiry.

Memorandum of Understanding with VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai, a community organisation that advocates for children and young people who have experience in the care system.

Quarterly Report as at 31 March 2020

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This report outlines the high-level activity of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions (the Inquiry) for the quarter ended 31 March 2020.

Pānui - March 2020

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In the March 2020 edition of the Pānui:

State Redress Hearing deferred due to COVID-19
Inquiry chair attends poukai in the Waikato

Redress - Briefing Paper - Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi Principles and Māori Consultation

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This briefing paper outlines: Key Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi (Treaty) principles as expressed in Waitangi Tribunal reports Recent Cabinet guidance on the Treaty and how it should be used to inform Government legislative and policy drafting; An example considering how The Waitangi Tribunal expected Treaty principles to be applied within public sector frameworks, set out in the Hauora Report; An example of consultation methodologies outlined in publicly available materials within the welfare and justice sectors, outlined in Puao-Te-Ata-Tu.
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Briefing Paper - Redress in International and Domestic Human Rights Law

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This paper provides a high-level overview of relevant international and domestic human rights law on redress.
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Minute 7 - Following Procedural Hearing on 25 February 2020

This Minute records the matters addressed at the procedural hearing on Tuesday 25 February 2020, the resulting decisions and orders, and related directions in advance of the hearing set down to commence on 23 March 2020 (phase 1).
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Pānui - February 2020

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In the Pānui February 2020 edition read about:

State redress hearing split into two phases
Heartfelt messages from survivors published
Whānau session to...