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2004-2011:  Proceedings in High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand 

 The Court did not provide closure on the question: Did the NZ powerboat run over the US athlete or did the athlete run into the powerboat? 

In seven years of studying New Zealand law, Birkenfeld discovered that Judges in New Zealand are not required to give reasons for decisions. 

In attempt to provide public awareness of the apparent violation of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Art 14(1), she launched DavidVersus.org.


"I care about the right to a fair and public hearing for New Zealanders."


Recent comment from Canada:

Lord Hewet put it succinctly when he said, "...it is not merely of some importance but is of fundamental importance,

that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done." 

The absence of any reasoning in a judge's decision raises doubts as to partiality, particularly when the case is of a controversial nature.


 * In May 2002, Kimberly2004.com was launched as a very different site. The objective was to be fundraising for Birkenfeld's Athens 2004 Olympic Campaign.