12 Jul 2011

More New Zealand judges chosen for Vanuatu courts

1:23 pm on 12 July 2011

More New Zealand judges are to sit on the bar in Vanuatu on a short term basis.

This follows an agreement signed by Vanuatu's Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek and his New Zealand counterpart, Dame Sian Elias.

The most recent New Zealand arrival is High Court Judge, Justice Paul Heath, who is to sit on the Appeal Court for the next two weeks.

Last year, another New Zealand Judge Nevin Dawson was forced to seek protection after he issued a report in his capacity as the coroner which was scathingly critical of the police.