Claims dis­missed

The New Zealand Herald - - NEWS -

A judge has dis­missed claims that three in­tel­lec­tu­ally dis­abled men were sub­ject to in­hu­mane treat­ment while in care, in­stead giv­ing a glowing re­view of their car­ers. The trio, all charged sep­a­rately with vi­o­lent of­fend­ing, were de­tained in hos­pi­tal units in Auck­land and Porirua. They sought dec­la­ra­tions from the court that their treat­ment was in breach of the Bill of Rights Act and up to $325,500 in com­pen­sa­tion, Fair­fax re­ported. Their claim, brought be­fore the High Court at Welling­ton, spans about 13 years. Jus­tice Re­becca El­lis de­liv­ered her judg­ment yes­ter­day.

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