Share your story

Who are we?

Aotearoa Justice Watch is a group of independent organisations that care about justice and human rights. 

We believe that more must be done to protect people and communities who are harmed by our current prison and policing systems. 

What is the aim of the project? 

We all know that our justice system often fails to provide proper support to the people in its care. We are particularly concerned about people in prison, and people who have interactions with police. 

We also know that stories about our justice system can help us to build something better.  

We want to provide a safe way for people to tell their stories.  

How does it work? 

After you fill out this form, your information will be submitted to Amnesty International, where it will be held securely. You can choose to be anonymous if you wish. No identifying information will be published without your permission. We will comply with all obligations under the Privacy Act 2020. Please refer to our privacy statement here. 

Your information will be used to help identify issues in our justice system. This information could be included in campaigns, reports or articles. 

We encourage you to use existing channels for complaints (including through prisons, the Ombudsman, or the Office of the Inspectorate, and for police the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA)). 

Please note – we cannot provide legal advice or investigate individual cases. 


To report an incident or raise a concern please fill out this form.

Is the incident you are reporting about POLICING or PRISON?



Tell us what happened.

When did the incident happen?

Did this incident happen to you, or are you reporting on behalf of someone? (Please tick one)


Detailed summary about what happened
For either Policing or Prisons

Has the situation(s) you described above been reported anywhere? (e.g. within prison, to the Office of the Inspectorate, to the Ombudsman)

About You

Are you under 18 years of age?


Do you consent to us anonymously using what you have submitted?



Did anyone take pictures or video?


It can sometimes be helpful to include quotes directly from people impacted. Do you consent to your response being quoted with identifying details removed?


Do you also consent to being contacted for further information if needed? This will not affect your anonymity. 


Confirm your statement

I understand that in submitting this form, the information I provide may be published in reports and it will not reveal my identity.(required)

Thank you for sharing this information with us. All of us have a role to play in building a better justice system, and we really appreciate your efforts to do this with us. 

The information you have provided may be used in public reports but we will make sure you are not identified. If information is provided that reveals a real risk of future, significant harm to you or another person, then we may need to take steps, including letting a person or agency who can help know.


Need to talk, get support or make a formal complaint? Click here
To download a hard copy of this form that you can print and send back to us, click here
View the Aotearoa Justice Watch Privacy Statement here