The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit public hearing continues today in Auckland.

Today’s witness evidence summary is outlined below.

After the witness speaks, their full evidence along with footage of them speaking, will be available for download.

The hearing is being live-streamed on the Abuse in Care website.

Hearing location: Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023.

10am approx. onwards

Una Jagose QC

Una Jagose QC is the Solicitor-General of New Zealand and the Chief Executive of the Crown Law Office (CLO). She was appointed Solicitor-General in February 2016 and has previously held other roles within CLO since 2002. The Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General are the two Law Officers of the Crown, which means they are responsible for legally advising the Crown and representing its interests in the courts. Ms Jagose will be giving evidence about the nature of the Solicitor-General's role, about CLO’s conduct during the litigation by Lake Alice survivors against the Crown during the 1990s and 2000s, about CLO’s engagement with the Police regarding Lake Alice, and about CLO’s role in the New Zealand Government’s responses to communications from the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

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About the Abuse in Care Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is investigating the abuse and neglect that happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care from 1950 and 1999.