Kōrero: Human rights

David Bain's retrial, June 2009 (2 o 2)

David Bain's retrial, June 2009

A smiling David Bain (centre) appears outside the Christchurch High Court in June 2009, following his acquittal on charges of having murdered his family. Bain is flanked by his defence counsel, Michael Reed QC (left), and his chief supporter, Joe Karam (right). The campaign for a retrial for Bain, who had originally been convicted in May 1995, had a very high profile. To guarantee a fair trial the case was moved from Dunedin, where the killings occurred, to Christchurch. This illustrates the lengths that must sometimes be gone to in order to ensure a citizen's right to a fair trial.

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Photograph by David Alexander

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Paul Rishworth, 'Human rights - Human rights: the background', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34471/david-bains-retrial-june-2009 (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Paul Rishworth, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 28 Jun 2016