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Andrew Geddis: “Declarations of Inconsistency” under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

As in the United Kingdom, the question of whether prisoners should be permitted to vote has generated considerable constitutional interest for New Zealand. Largely that is due to the efforts … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Janet McLean: Giving Effect to International Human Rights Obligations: Possible Alternatives?

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Janet McLean, Professor … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dean Knight: Report from New Zealand: MMP Review, Constitutional Review, and Legislative Disclosure

Some constitutional tid-bits from New Zealand from the last wee while. Obvious developments to report on include two significant reviews of New Zealand’s constitutional and electoral arrangements: the Electoral Commission’s … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dean Knight: Tid-bits from New Zealand: an election, a referendum, and a multi-party government policy programme

The new parliamentary year kicked off in New Zealand this week, following an election held late last year in the shadow of the Rugby World Cup. A National-led, multi-party government … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Richard Ekins: Regulatory responsibility in New Zealand

The Parliament of New Zealand has been invited to consider an important proposal for constitutional change – the Regulatory Standards Bill 2011 (“RSB”) – which aims to improve the quality … Continue reading

May 24, 2011 · 6 Comments