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Justice Christian Whata, 2011

Justice Christian Whata, 2011

Christian Whata is shown here being sworn in as a High Court judge in Auckland in 2011. Judges are appointed by the executive from the ranks of experienced lawyers. They are independent of the executive and Parliament, and act as a limit to the power of these institutions.

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Auckland District Law Society

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Matthew Palmer, 'Constitution - Judicial limits on the executive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35889/justice-christian-whata-2011 (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Matthew Palmer, published 20 Jun 2012