A justice system that is accessible, affordable, efficient, fair and just for all New Zealanders.
What we do
Conduct independent, world-leading research on New Zealand’s justice system that examines its accessibility, affordability, efficiency, fairness and accuracy, with the purpose of informing and influencing policy and conduct for the benefit of all New Zealanders. The focus of this research will be on the civil justice system and is carried out in accordance with our Centre Charter.
Quality and excellence: We adhere to international best practice in research design, conduct and reporting.
Professionalism and Integrity: We are committed to conducting peer reviewed research and hold all staff and students to the highest standards of honesty, respect and professional ethics.
Teamwork and Partnership: We foster interdisciplinary, collaborative research within the University and we encourage and develop research relationships with public policy makers, the judiciary, legal profession, non-governmental organisations and the wider community in furtherance of our mission.