The Public Hearing into the State Response to Civil Redress and Civil Litigation Claims (Redress hearing) will commence in Wellington on 23 March.  It is expected to go until 7 April.

Survivors who have sought redress for abuse suffered in State care will give evidence at the hearing, as will lawyers who have dealt with government departments on behalf of claimants.

Representatives from government departments including Health, Education, Social Development and Oranga Tamariki will also give evidence. Crown Law and the Legal Services Commissioner will also give evidence.

The public is welcome to attend the hearing. It will also be streamed live on our website so you can watch it online.


The first Redress hearing is expected to be in March 2020.

  Scope document

  Related papers


A list of witnesses will be added here when they are confirmed.

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