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
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
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
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
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