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Functional as the Enemy of Fair: Seizing the Moment for Rights-Based Abortion Reform in Aotearoa

Functional as the Enemy of Fair: Seizing the Moment for Rights-Based Abortion Reform in Aotearoa

Aotearoa New Zealand is often cited (with varying degrees of romanticism) as a light of liberal progressivism. It ...
Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in New Zealand

Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in New Zealand

In 2007, the United Nations adopted a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It affirmed that the right ...
New Zealand’s Abortion Law Reform

New Zealand’s Abortion Law Reform

During the 2017 New Zealand election campaign, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern pledged to decriminalise abortion if ...
Teitiota v New Zealand: A Step Forward in the Protection of Climate Refugees under International Human Rights Law?

Teitiota v New Zealand: A Step Forward in the Protection of Climate Refugees under International Human Rights Law?

On 7 January 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued a landmark ruling in which it recognised, for the ...
Waitangi Day: Rights, Sovereignty and the Politics of a National Day

Waitangi Day: Rights, Sovereignty and the Politics of a National Day

New Zealand celebrated its national day this week. Unlike Canada Day which marks the anniversary of the Canadian ...
New Zealand Supreme Court Recognises Fiduciary Duties To Enforce Collective Indigenous Rights

New Zealand Supreme Court Recognises Fiduciary Duties To Enforce Collective Indigenous Rights

Judgments were delivered by the New Zealand Supreme Court on 28 February 2017 in Wakatu v Attorney-General. The ...
New Zealand on the Verge of Implementing Pay Equity

New Zealand on the Verge of Implementing Pay Equity

Current New Zealand legislation prohibits gender discrimination in pay rates for men and women who perform ...
Good News at Last from Downunder on “Zero Hours” Contracts?

Good News at Last from Downunder on “Zero Hours” Contracts?

The Guardian report on banning “zero hours contracts” in New Zealand accurately reflects the unexpected delight of ...
Report: ‘Constitutional Change in New Zealand (and a Bill of Rights for Britain?)’

Report: ‘Constitutional Change in New Zealand (and a Bill of Rights for Britain?)’

On 17 February 2016, Oxford’s Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government hosted a talk by ...
Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

On 24 July 2015 in Taylor v Attorney General, a New Zealand High Court Judge effectively declared that New ...
Sex Workers Equally Protected from Sexual Harassment as Other Workers – Says New Zealand Case

Sex Workers Equally Protected from Sexual Harassment as Other Workers – Says New Zealand Case

In 2003, New Zealand decriminalised sex work and established a system of safeguards for those engaged in such work ...
Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal recently considered a “climate change refugee” case under its ...

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