“[W]e deal with people and with their dreams and hopes. It is easy to forget in the press of cases and transactions that the thirst for justice is part of what makes people human. They do not invoke law just to have disputes resolved. They want outcomes that are right. And outcomes that are not right usually breed more trouble in the end.”

Read the rest of Dame Sian Elias’ address to the 2017 conference of Te Hunga Roia Māori at https://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/speechpap…/…/at_download/file