We have been receiving positive feedback that various claimants involved in the WAI 2575 health kaupapa claim have been drawing on evidence we have pulled together about institutional racism in the health sector. We have been invited by several groups to be expert witnesses and thus far we have produced two evidence briefs that will be heard during stage one of the hearings in October at Turangawaewae Marae.
The first is a critical review of the Primary Health Care Strategy (2001) and the second focusses on the Crown’s inaction in relation to addressing institutional racism. The briefs are publicly available from the Waitangi Tribunal website. We are currently reframing them into academic papers in the hope they will be peer reviewed before the hearings.