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Perfecting the Treaty partnership?

5.30pm to 6.45pm , Tuesday 30 May 2017

Free

Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets

Applying the Treaty of Waitangi to 21st century law and policy

In this presentation we will examine the application of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles to current legal and policy issues. In particular, we will discuss the way in which the Waitangi Tribunal’s role is changing as the inquiries into historical claims are completed and how the Tribunal has applied Treaty principles to contemporary issues such as the protections provided for traditional knowledge and the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

About the speakers

Carwyn Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law Victoria University of Wellington. Susy Frankel holds the Chair in Intellectual Property and International Trade School of Law.

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Between sovereignty and government

5.30pm to 6.45pm, Thursday 15 June 2017

Free

Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets

The Treaty and the Declaration through foreign lenses

The concepts of ‘sovereignty’ and ‘government’ are at the heart of many contemporary debates about the political relationship between Māori and the Crown. What could it mean for an indigenous people to be sovereign in a territory that is governed by others? Moreover, what is the place for more recent immigrant newcomers in shaping political and constitutional decisions into the future? This presentation attempts to answer these questions by considering the meaning of the concepts of ‘sovereignty’ and ‘government’ in modern constitutional theory and reflecting on the impact that the changing composition of ‘the people’ could have on this.

About the speakers

Joel Colon Rios is Associate Professor, School of Law Victoria University of Wellington. Fiona Barker is Senior Lecturer School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations at VUW. Mark Hickford is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Law at VUW.

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